Charles W. Murray, a founding partner of the former Drake & Co., died Nov. 15 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was 84.

Mr. Murray began his career in 1948 as a trainee at Mabon & Co. In 1952, he joined Clifford Drake and Kenneth Petroski in forming a new municipal bond brokerage firm, Drake & Co. Mr. Murray has been acknowledged as the innovator of municipal dollar-bond trading.

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