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  Purtell, William Arthur
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NameWilliam Arthur Purtell
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, Connecticut , United States
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Born May 06, 1897
DiedMay 31, 1978 (81 years)
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Infoborn in Hartford, Conn., May 6, 1897; attended the public and parochial schools; during the First World War enlisted in the United States Army in 1918 and was discharged as a corporal in 1919; engaged as a salesman 1919-1929; organizer, president, treasurer, and general manager of the Holo-Krome Screw Corp.; also was director and officer of many other business enterprises; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 1950; appointed as a Republican on August 29, 1952, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Brien McMahon and served from August 29, 1952, to November 4, 1952, when a successor was duly elected; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy; elected to the United State Senate November 4, 1952, for a full six-year term and served from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1959; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958; resumed manufacturing interests; resided in West Hartford, Conn., where he died May 31, 1978; interment in Fairview Cemetery.


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  11/04/1958 CT US Senate Lost 42.40% (-14.89%)
  11/04/1952 CT US Senate Won 52.48% (+8.12%)
  08/29/1952 CT US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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