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Graham Boynton PURCELL, Jr.

(1919- )

PURCELL, Graham Boynton, Jr., a Representative from Texas; born in Archer City, Archer County, Tex., May 5, 1919; attended the public schools; B.S., Texas A&&M College, 1946; LL.B., Baylor University Law School, Waco, Tex., 1949; United States Army, 1941-1946; United States Army Reserves; admitted to the bar; lawyer, private practice; judge of the Eighty-ninth Judicial District Court of Texas in 1955-1962; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960 and 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Frank Ikard, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (January 27, 1962-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; is a resident of Wichita Falls, Tex.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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