A resident of Oxford for 30 years, Murray Coulter has been dedicated to serving the interests of his community. His involvement has included terms as President of Oxford Law Association, President of Theatre Woodstock, a founding director of Woodstock District Community Complex, Chair of Woodstock Hospital Foundation, Past Master of Mercer Wilson Lodge, and District Deputy of Wilson North Masonic Lodges. He has been a director of both the Federal and Provincial Liberal Associations in Oxford for 15 years.
Born in Palmerston, Ontario in 1946, Murray was educated in the public school system in Palmerston and graduated with a B.A. in Economics and History from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo in 1967. He taught secondary school for one year in each Brighton, Ontario and Palmerston before entering Law School at the University of Western Ontario from which he graduated with an L.L.B. in 1972. He has practiced law as a partner in the firm of Nesbitt Coulter since 1974 specializing in the areas of municipal, real estate and estate law and has served as solicitor for the City of Woodstock since 1981.
Murray is married to Nancy O’Grady and has one daughter Bronwyn, presently enrolled in a Masters program in Glasgow, Scotland. Murray and Nancy hosted a Belarussion child for three summers Through the Canadian Friends of Chernothrough the Canadian Friends of Chernobyl organization.
His personal interests include history, motorcycling, baseball and world travel, particularly to the less frequented parts of the globe. He is also a long-standing member of the St. David’s United Church in Woodstock and the Woodstock Curling Club.