Corydon Republican 4th Senatorial District Lucas and Wayne Counties. Born April 29, 1906, at Promise City, Wayne county, Iowa, second son of the three sons of John Arthur and Marjorie Rakes McMurry. Educated in Wright Township rural schools, Corydon high school. University of Iowa (B.A.) and University of Iowa College of Law (J.D.). Taught in rural schools of Iowa and Montana. Practices law in Corydon. County attorney for two terms; member of county board of social welfare. Commissioned in Army in 1934 and called to active duty in August, 1941; served with the Army Air Forces; attended Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Navy School of Military Government, Princeton, N. J.; went to Japan with occupation forces and served in the war crimes section at Tokyo; released from active duty March, 1946. Married Jamie Luttrell of Frankfort, Kentucky, November, 1944; one daughter, Martha, age 2. Member of the Methodist Church, Organized Reserve, Iowa Bar Association, American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Corydon Rotary Club, and Iowa Farm Bureau. Elected 1948.