Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1760-02-09
Death 1803-12-11
Verenigde Staten
Dutch; Flemish, French, English

Biographical notes:

Diplomat and U.S. representative from Maryland.

From the description of Papers of William Vans Murray, 1778-1805 (bulk 1797-1801). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455680

Murray was member of Congress from Maryland and Minister to the Netherlands. McHenry was Secretary of War.

From the description of Autograph letters (13) signed : to James McHenry, Secretary of War, 1794 Dec. 16-1797 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613098

American diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Mr. Gilmor, 1800 June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612978

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Messrs. Willing & Francis, Philadelphia, 1801 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612980

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Robert Gilmor, 1790 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612772

From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to an unidentified recipient, 1797 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613016

From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to James McHenry, Secretary of War of the United States, 1797 Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613013

From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to Jean Luzac in Leiden, 1801 July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613015

Murray, of Cambridge, Md., studied law at the Temple in London (1784-87), before returning to the U.S. to practice law. He was a member of the State house of delegates in 1791; elected to the Second Congress; reelected to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress (1791-97). He served as Minister Resident to the Netherlands (1797-1801) and was appointed by President Adams in 1799 as a member of a diplomatic mission to France.

From the description of Summary of the diplomatic correspondence of Wm. Vans Murray, minister to the Hague and Paris, 1797 to 1801 : typescript, undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 613454067

Biographical Note

1760, Feb. 9 Born, Cambridge, Md. 1784 1787 Studied law at the Middle Temple, London, England 1789 Married Charlotte Hughins 1791 Admitted to Maryland bar Member, Maryland House of Representatives 1791 1797 Member, United States House of Representatives from Maryland 1797 1801 Minister to the Netherlands 1799 1800 Appointed minister plenipotentiary (with Oliver Ellsworth and William Richardson Davie) to negotiate with France in the aftermath of the XYZ Affair, concluding in the Convention of Môrtefontaine 1801 Resigned diplomatic post and returned to Cambridge, Md. 1803, Dec. 11 Died, Cambridge, Md.

From the guide to the William Vans Murray Papers, 1778-1805, (bulk 1797-1801), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)



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Subjects:

  • XYZ Affair, 1797-1798
  • Diplomats--Correspondence
  • Dutch
  • Neutrality
  • Shipping
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Netherlands.
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--France.
  • XYZ Affair, 1797-1798.

Occupations:

  • Diplomats.
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Maryland.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Netherlands (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Netherlands (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Netherlands (as recorded)
  • Choptank River (Del. and Md.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)