Full Name Francis Wisner Murray
Born 10 September 1855 in Goshen, New York
Died 12 April 1929 in Florence, Italy
Buried Saint James Cemetery, Goshen, New York
Proposed by Arthur Brooks, Robert F. Weir, and Henry A. Oakley
Elected 1 December 1894 at age thirty-nine
Archivist’s Note: Brother of Ambrose Spencer Murray Jr.
Francis Wisner Murray had the happy faculty of always wearing a good-humored smile and always gazing attentively at whoever talked with him; his interlocutor was instinctively convinced of the doctor’s interest in him. Murray was a College of Physicians and Surgeons man; he was broken into practical work as interne in the New York Hospital. He became recognized very soon after leaving the hospital as a surgeon of ability, and gained unusually early appointment to the Surgical Staff. In his professional life, Murray was known not only for his surgical skill but also for his forceful character and great interest in his patients. His fellow-practitioners described him as a fine representative of the active surgeon whose life is spent in the hospital wards, who gives advice that reassures his patients and who operates with a skill that instantly meets physical emergency.
Alexander Dana Noyes
1930 Century Association Yearbook