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Murray Hall (1841 - January 16, 1901)

Murray Hall was a New York City bail bondsman and Tammany Hall politician made famous upon his death in 1901, when it was revealed that he was a biological woman.
Died: 1901
Lived: 145 Sixth Avenue, now 453 6th Avenue
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA

Recognized as a man for over 25 years of public life, Murray Hall was a prominent New York politician in the 1880s and 1890s, a member of the Iroquois political club and the General Committee of Tammany. After developing breast cancer, Murray confided his female sex to a doctor in hopes of getting treatment. The doctor didn't treat Murray's cancer, nor did he keep Murray's secrret. Murray died in 1901 amid the scandal. Born Mary Anderson around 1830s, Hall "passed" as a man for nearly 25 years, able to work as a politician and vote in a time when women were denied such rights. At the time of his death he resided with his second wife and their adopted daughter at 145 Sixth Avenue, renumbered in the 1920s 453 6th Avenue.



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Born in Govan, Scotland as Mary Anderson, Murray Hall lived as a man for nearly 25 years, able to work as a politician and vote in a time when women were denied such rights. At the time of his death, he resided with his second wife and their adopted daughter. Hall was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery (65-40 Grand Ave, Flushing, NY 11378).



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

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