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Name  Jon Murray

Parents  Madalyn Murray O'Hair
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Born  November 16, 1954 (1954-11-16) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Cause of death  Murder by David Roland Waters
Known for  Son of Madalyn Murray O'HairAmerican Atheists
Relatives  William J. Murray (half-brother)Robin Murray O'Hair (niece; deceased)
Role  Madalyn Murray O'Hair's son
Died  1995, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Books  Essays on American Atheism, Essays of an Atheist Activist
Similar People  Madalyn Murray O'Hair, William J Murray, Bertrand Russell, David Silverman (activist)

John Garth Murray and Madalyn Murray O'Hair on Atheist Forum


Jon Garth Murray (November 16, 1954 – September 29, 1995) was the second son of late controversial activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the first president and founder of American Atheists, Inc., in 1963. He was also the half-brother of the reverend William "Bill" Murray.

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Career and activism

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From 1986 until his death in 1995, Murray held the de jure office of President of American Atheists. It was a title without power however, as his mother retained authoritative control behind-the-scenes.

Personal life and death

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Jon Garth Murray was born in Maryland in 1954, the son of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, fathered by her then-boyfriend Michael Fiorillo. It is most likely that he never met his father. He had only one relationship in his life, which was short-lived.

Murray, a tall heavyset man with a speech impairment, was living with his mother Madalyn and niece (and adopted sister) Robin Murray O'Hair in Austin, Texas, when all three of them were abducted at gunpoint, tortured, and murdered in San Antonio by one of their ex-employees, David Roland Waters.

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