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Rupert Alston Sinsel, American lawyer.


Sinsel, Rupert Alston was born on December 19, 1904 in Gafton, West Virginia, United States. Son of Charles Arthur and May (Davidson) Sinsel.


Student of University West Virginia, 1922-1926. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1929.


Admitted to West Virginia bar, 1929. Practiced in Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1936. Associate firm Ira E. Robinson, 1936-1951.

Member firm Sinsel & Sinsel. Director Empire National Bank of Clarksburg. President Clarksburg Industrial Development Corporation, 1963-1971.

Assistant land purchasing officer National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Washington, 1926-1932. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York div. office, 1932-1935. Government appeal agent Selective Service System.

Member West Virginia Commision on Constitutional Revision.


Member West Virginia Senate representative 13th district, 1949-1950. Member Daywood Art Gallery, 1950-1969. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member American Judicature Society, American, Harrison County (president 1950), West Virginia bar associations, West Virginia State Bar (president 1960, past Board of Governors), Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce (director), Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Phi. Mason (32 degree, Shriner), Kiwanian. Clubs: Clarksburg Country, Oral Fishing.


Married Elizabeth Reppert Putnam, December 23, 1932. Children: Charles Arthur III, Douglas Putnam.

Charles Arthur Sinsel

May (Davidson) Sinsel

Elizabeth Reppert Putnam

Charles Arthur III Sinsel

Douglas Putnam Sinsel