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WVU Supporter and WV Coal Hall of Famer to be Inducted Into National Mining Hall of Fame



May 6, 2018 - There is more exciting news regarding coal miner Robert E. Murray.  Mr. Murray, Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO of Murray Energy Corp. and namesake of WVU’s Robert E. Murray Chairmanship of the Mining Engineering Department endowed position and a member of the West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame has been selected for induction into the National Mining Hall of Fame.


Bob Murray

Before forming Murray Energy, Murray worked his way through every aspect of the industry with The North American Coal Corporation serving in all levels of management and ultimately as President and Chief Executive Officer. He started with North American while studying mining engineering at The Ohio State University and worked his way through virtually all engineering and operations positions until he was named Vice President-Operations in 1969. In this position, he was instrumental in marketing, assembling and building the Company’s large lignite reserves in North Dakota and Texas and in negotiating long-term coal sales arrangements for them that are still in effect today.  He left The North American Coal Corporation and went on to build the largest privately held underground coal mining and river and ocean shipment operations in the world, Murray Energy Corporation and its Subsidiaries, a group of privately held coal mining, sales, and transloading companies. 

Murray will be formally inducted at a gala banquet and ceremony on September 29th, 2018 in Denver, CO.  The NMHF  will be most appreciative if you will consider supporting Mr. Murray’s induction with attendance at the 31st Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. See attached information. - Your Foremost Source for Coal News