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Clifford Reid Murray

Clifford Reid Murray was born in South Charleston, Ohio, August 7, 1867.  He lived there until nine years old, when his parents removed to Chicago.  In that town Mr. Murray spent his boyhood, and received his early education in the public schools.

     In 1880 his family came to Kansas City, and shortly after their arrival Mr. Murray entered the Central High School, and took a three years' course, quitting before graduation, however, to enter upon a business career.

     In 1886 the firm of Guernsey & Murray was formed, succeeding the firm of Guernsey & Murray, and by virtue of energy, ability, and progressiveness, the partnership to-day enjoys one of the largest high-class grocery businesses in the West.

     In addition to his regular business, Mr. Murray is interested in several other ventures.  He is president of the Tobasco Planters' Company, a corporation controlling a large amount of land in Mexico, on which rubber, vanilla, and kindred products are raised.

     He is a member of the Commercial Club, and active in the public movements that make Kansas City famous the world over.

     He married Miss Nannie Washburn, of Chicago, in 1896.
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