Arthur Randolph Murray's time in the U.S. Merchant Marine spanned twelve years. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Eastern Long Island, NY. He completed the Midshipman program at the N.Y. State Maritime Academy in 1945 with a license as Third Mate and an Ensign's commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve. In 1955 he left the Maritime Service and took a position with Republic Aviation as a design Engineer. In 1965 he joined the Westinghouse Oceanic Division as project engineer on Deepstar and Trieste II submersible programs. In 1992, after developing a new business area in safety certification of diving and hyperbaric systems, he retired from Westinghouse. As a long-time member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, he has kept his hand in the Maritime field.