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Murray, S. Butler, Jr.

    Full Name: Murray, S. Butler, Jr.

    Other Names:

    • Steuben Butler Murray Jr.

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1888

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Career(s): educators


    Founder of the Columbia University Department of Fine Arts; Chair to 1933. Murray taught as the head of the Department of Fine Arts at Wells College. In 1921 Murray was named assistant professor of Fine Arts at Columbia, where he had also been lecturing in the Department of Greek and Latin. Murray was the first professor to be called such and was given the task to organize a department of that title at Columbia.

    Selected Bibliography

    [dissertation:] Hellenistic Architecture in Syria. Princeton University, 1912, published, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1917.


    Dinsmoor, William Bell. “The Department of Fine Arts and Archaeology.” A History of the Faculty of Philosophy, Columbia University. New York: Columbia University Press, 1957, p. 257.


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