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William Arthur Purtell, United States Senator

William Arthur Purtell (May 6, 1897 – May 31, 1978) was an American politician from Connecticut. He served as a Republican member of the United States Senate from Connecticut, serving from August 29, 1952, to November 4, 1952 as the class 3 senator, and from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1959 as the class 1 senator. Prior to serving in the Senate Purtell was a businessman, working as president of Holo-Krome Screw Corporation and director of several Hartford corporations[1]


  1. ^ "W. A. Purtell To Address Civic Group". The Hartford Courant. 1945-10-28.  
United States Senate
Preceded by
Brien McMahon
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Connecticut
Succeeded by
Prescott Bush
Preceded by
William B. Benton
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Connecticut
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Dodd


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