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  Purcell, Graham B.
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  1975-06-11  
 
NameGraham B. Purcell
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Wichita Falls, Texas , United States
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Born May 05, 1919
DiedJune 11, 2011 (92 years)
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Jul 21, 2021 07:44am
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InfoGraham Boynton Purcell, Jr.

born in Archer City, Archer County, Tex., May 5, 1919; attended the public schools; Texas A&M College, B.S., 1946 and Baylor University Law School, Waco, Tex., LL.B., 1949; entered the United States Army in 1941, serving as an Infantry officer in the Tunisian and Italian campaigns, and was discharged as a major in 1946; remained in active reserves; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Big Spring, Tex., in 1949; appointed judge of the Eighty-ninth Judicial District Court of Texas in 1955 and elected to that office in 1956 and 1960, serving until 1962; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960 and 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress, by special election, January 27, 1962, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frank Ikard; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 27, 1962, to January 3, 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; is a resident of Wichita Falls, Tex

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Jun 12, 2011 05:05pm Obituary Former congressman Purcell dies at 92   Article 00 

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  11/07/1972 TX District 13 Lost 45.17% (-9.67%)
  11/03/1970 TX District 13 Won 64.89% (+29.78%)
  11/05/1968 TX District 13 Won 55.78% (+11.55%)
  11/08/1966 TX District 13 Won 57.07% (+14.14%)
  11/03/1964 TX District 13 Won 75.18% (+50.37%)
  11/06/1962 TX District 13 Won 67.13% (+34.26%)
  01/27/1962 TX District 13 -- Special Election Runoff Won 62.90% (+25.81%)
  12/16/1961 TX District 13 - Special Election Won 33.38% (+8.27%)
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