James MURRAY

Murray, James Jr.

(1871-1957) – Concurrently coach of Columbia (1898-1948) and the New York AC (1891-1954) (where he was also boxing coach). Produced numerous intercollegiate and national champions and Olympians. He was probably the first American to travel to Europe to study to become a fencing master and then make a career of it.

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James Murray standing in back row at the left with his Columbia fencing team in 1914. Seated at center is the famous Louis Mouquin.

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