William Arthur Purtell Edit Profile
Student in public schools, Hartford. Doctor of Laws, Trinity College, Hillyer College.
Various positions manufacturing concerns, Hartford, 1919-1929. President, treasurer, general manager Billings & Spencer Company, forging machinery and forged tools, Hartford, 1937-1944, director, chairman of the executive committee, 1944-1947. President, treasurer, general manager, director Holo-Krome Screw Corporation, Hartford, 1929-1952.
Vice president, treasurer, general manager Sparmal Engineering Corporation, 1938-1952. Director Colts Manufacturing Company, Connecticut Bank & Trust Company, Veeder-Root, Inc., Hartford Gas Company. National Fire Insurance Company.
Appointed interim United States senator from Connecticut to fill unexpired term of late Brian McMahon, August 1952, elected for full term November, 1952. Resigned all official positions and directorships upon election to Senate. Trustee, Robinson School.
Served with the radio section, Signal Corps, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1918-1919. Member American Society Tool and Manufacturing Engineers (life.
Married Katherine E. Cassidy, December 30, 1919. Children: William Arthur, Margaret Mary.