PURCELL, Graham Boynton, Jr., (1919 - 2011)


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; died on June 11, 2011, in Wichita Falls, Tex.


Bibliography

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Graham Purcell, Democratic Representative from Texas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.