Ganson Purcell Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1927. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University Law School, 1930.
Admitted to bar, Supreme Court, District of Columbia, 1931, Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1931, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1937. Law assistant, legislative counsel, United States Senate, 1930-1932, assistant legislative counsel, 1932-1934. Attorney, legal staff.
Securities and Exchange Commission, 1934-1936, assistant director trading and exchange division, 1936-1937, director, 1937-1941, commissioner Securities and Exchange Commission 1941-1946, chairman, 1942-1946. Washington partner, Root, Ballantine, Harlan, Bushby & Palmer, New York City, 1946-1951. Partner Purcell & Nelson, Washington, since 1951.
Member President’s National Power Policy Committee, 1942-1946. Appointed 1943 by the President as a. Member Federal, American, International, District, Columbia bar associations, Harvard Law School Association (District of Columbia president 1954-1955, national vice president 1957-1958, council), Academy Political Science, American Geography Society, Williams College Alumni Association (president Washington 1949-1950), N. American Yacht Racing Union, Kappa Alpha Society.
Clubs: Williams, University (New York City).
Married Catharine Farnham, November 7, 1931. Children: Patricia (Mistress Hayward H. Chappell), Ganson, Junior.