Frank Murray was born March 12, 1949 in Bangor, Maine. He attended St. John’s Elementary School, John Bapst High School and the University of Maine at Orono and majored in Mathematics. When he was 20, he ran for a seat in Maine State Legislature and won. He served until 1974 when he ran for Senate unsuccessfully and then Secretary of State unsuccessfully. After his defeats, he taught for a couple of years and then went to Catholic University in Washington, D.C. to earn his doctorate in Theology. At the time of this interview, he was serving as a priest in Bangor, Maine.
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