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Edward A. Purdy

Edward A. Purdy, American investment banking. member Democratic National Committee, 1928.; Member Mayor’s Survey Commission; member building committee and treasurer Greater University Corporation (financed and erected Minnesota Stadium, Northrop Memorial, Minnesota Union).

Background

  • Purdy, Edward A. was born on July 31, 1879 in Lansing, Iowa, United States. Son of E. D. and Emma (Rockwell) Purdy.

  • Education

    • Student Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1901. Graduate University of Minnesota, 1903.

    Career

    • Public Western Architect, 1908-1914. Postmaster Minneapolis, 1914-1922. Special assistant postmaster general, 1920-1921.

      Vice president Wells-Dickey Company, investment bankers, since 1922. Assistant to president, Federal Cartridge Corporation, Minneapolis, since 1942. Director Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation, Minneapolis.

      Vice chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Region 8, Des Moines. Minnesota manager Woodrow Wilson campaign, 1912. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1916.

      Formerly chairman Hennepin County Democratic Committee. Member Democratic National Committee, 1928.

    Membership

    Member Democratic National Committee, 1928. Member Mayor’s Survey Commission. Member building committee and treasurer Greater University Corporation (financed and erected Minnesota Stadium, Northrop Memorial, Minnesota Union).

    Clubs: Minikahda, Minneapolis, Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Mary T. Milnor, March 29, 1919. Children: Rockwell, Rebecca, Prudence.
    • father: E. D. Purdy
    • mother: Emma (Rockwell) Purdy
    • spouse: Mary T. Milnor
    • children: Rockwell Purdy
    • Rebecca Purdy
    • Prudence Purdy
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    Born July 31, 1879
    Died January 2, 1945
    (aged 65)
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