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Madalyn Murray O’Hair


Known pseudonymously mainly because M. Bible, she actually is kept in mind for founding and going a nonprofit corporation referred to as American Atheists, in addition to for being mixed up in popular Murray v. Curlett case, which laid the groundwork for any Supreme Courtroom case known as Abington School Area v. Schempp that eventually banned general public school-sanctioned reading from the Bible in america. After completing her undergraduate level from Ashland University or college, she enrolled in the South Tx College of Legislation, but never significantly pursued a legal profession. Tragically, in 1995, she, her child Jon, and her granddaughter Robin had been tortured and murdered by crooks David Roland Waters, Danny Fry, and Gary Karr. The child of Lena Scholle and Irv Mays, she was raised in Pittsburgh, Pa, as an associate of the Presbyterian family. Carrying out a short relationship to John Henry Roths, she experienced associations with William J. Murray, Jr. and Michael Fiorillo that led to sons called William J. Murray III (who became a Baptist minister) and Jon Garth Murray (who became a member of his mom as an associate from the American Atheists). She and Ed Buckner both kept any office of Chief executive from the American Atheists.

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Full Name Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Date Of Birth April 13, 1919
Died September 29, 1995, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Place Of Birth Pittsburgh, PA
Profession Activist
Education Ashland University, University of Toledo, South Texas College of Law, Rossford High School
Nationality American
Children William J. Murray, Jon Garth Murray
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1She was separated from her second husband, Richard, at the time of his death in 1978.
2Children William (b. 1945) and Jon Garth (b. 1954). Both were born out of wedlock.
3B.A. from Ashland College, and law degree from South Texas College of Law (though she never practiced law).
4On 27 August 1995, she disappeared along with her son, Jon Garth Murray, and her granddaughter, Robin Murray-O'Hair. Several years later, David Roland Waters revealed the location of the missing Murray-O'Hairs as part of a plea bargain. They were found in a shallow grave on a ranch near the town of Camp Wood, Texas, in January 2001.
5Was called "the most hated woman in America" by Life Magazine in 1964.
6One of the litigants in the case Murray v. Curlett which led to the 1963 US Supreme Court decision to ban organized prayer in public schools.



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Good Riddance2011DocumentaryHerself - American Atheist Crusader
Disappeared2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Crime Stories2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Godless in America2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - American Atheist Crusader
Forensic Files2002TV Series documentaryHerself

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