Newsmaker: John E. Murray Jr.
John E. Murray Jr.
Noteworthy: Murray received the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award at the eighth annual International Conference on Contracts in Dallas last month.
Family: Wife, Marjorie, four children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Occupation: Murray is chancellor and professor of law at Duquesne University. He has taught law for more than 50 years, authored 20 books, mostly on contract law, and is busy finishing three new books.
Background: Murray began his career at Duquesne, moved to the University of Pittsburgh where he served a law school dean and also served a dean of the Villanova University School of Law. He returned to Duquesne in 1988 and served 13 years as university president.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, La Salle University, 1955; law degree, Catholic University of America, 1958; and S.J.D. (a research doctorate), University of Wisconsin, 1960.
Quote: “I love law, and the study of contracts. Everybody makes contracts. Most everything we do involves contracts, even some things people don't realize as contracts.”
— Lou Kilzer
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Scientists dismiss dire outlook for Western Pennsylvania winter weather
- Toll road system traces roots to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Turnpike
- Gir’s hearing at risk in tiff with insurer Cigna
- Trial near for Shaler man paralyzed in Pittsburgh police shooting
- Heavy rain prompts flood advisory for Allegheny, Westmoreland counties
- Carnegie Mellon grad’s tweak to tweets turns 7
- Outbound 376 reopened after man on exit sign caused closure
- Bridge inspections, washing to impact Pittsburgh traffic
- Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy
- United Nations, Fiji say no word on location of peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights
- Work set for Parkway West