Fred S. Purnell
Born on a farm near Veedersburg, Indiana, Purnell attended the common schools and the high school at Veedersburg. He was graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1904. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Attica, Indiana. City attorney of Attica 1910-1914. He resumed the practice of his profession. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress.
Purnell was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress.
Later career and death
- United States Congress. "Fred S. Purnell (id: P000573)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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