|Name Jon Murray||Parents Madalyn Murray O'Hair|
|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.
- John Garth Murray and Madalyn Murray OHair on Atheist Forum
- Career and activism
- Personal life and death
Career and activism
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
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.