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