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Robert E. Murray

Person from United States of America

Robert E. Murray (born 1940) is an American CEO of Murray Energy Corporation, a mining corporation based in Pepper Pike, Ohio, near Cleveland. He is one of the largest independent operators of coal mines in the United States. Murray is a fourth-generation coal miner. His father was paralyzed in a mining accident when Murray was 9 years old. As a miner himself, Murray experienced two accidents on the job. He currently lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with his wife, Brenda Lou Moore. They have three grown children. Murray says that following his father's accident, he lied about his age so he could work in a coal mine at the age of 16 and provide for his family. Murray says that he suffered through several mining accidents, including on one occasion being hit in the head with an 18-foot (5.5 m) beam made of steel. Murray says he has one scar running from his head down his back from a separate accident and at one time was trapped in a dark mine for 12 hours before being rescued. He was valedictorian of the Bethesda (OH) High School class of 1957. Murray received a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from Ohio State University and completed the advanced management program at the Harvard  ( Wikipedia article )

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Known as
Robert Murray
Date of birth
1940
Nationality
United States of America

Education

Institution From To
Ohio State University

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