Robert A. Murray Sr., 60, a retired D.C. taxicab driver and a former Washington resident, died Feb. 20 at a hospital in Concord, Calif.
Mr. Murray, who was born in Sumter, S.C., moved to Washington after serving as a paratrooper in the Army in World War II. He attended Morris College in Sumter and Howard University here.
Before becoming a taxicab driver in the 1950s, he worked as a special policeman for the General Services Administration. He retired in the early 1970s and moved to Concord in 1979.
Active in Democratic Party politics, Mr. Murray served as Democratic chairman in Ward 5 and worked for the election of D.C. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy in 1971.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Asbury United Methodist Church here.
His marriage to Willie Mae McCrary ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, the former Magdalena Bequito, of Concord; four children by his first marriage, Ann Kojo Baiden of Zaria, Nigeria, Helen Conway of Reston, Robert A. Jr., of Washington, and George V., of Robbins Air Force Base, Ga.; his mother, Bertha J. Murray, and a sister, Lena Baldwin, both of Beltsville; four other sisters, Marion V. Ellerbee and Rose L. Martin, both of Denver, Carrie E. Prioleau of Sumter, and Bertha Elfalan of Seattle; a brother, James R., of Concord, and six grandchildren.