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William Alexander Purviance



Session Office Position District Party
1836-1837 19 Anti-Mason
1837-1838 19 Anti-Mason
 Counties   Allegheny, Butler


06/22/1788 - 04/01/1857

William Alexander Purviance (Anti-Masonic19) Allegheny and Butler Counties 1836-1838

Early Life:

William Alexander Purviance, born June 22, 1788, Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania, son of John and Elizabeth Thompson Purviance; farmer, surveyor, Butler County, 49 years; elected, Anti-Masonic Party, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1836-1938; married Sophia Strickler Purviance, 1838, children, Elizabeth Purviance, J. Thompson Purviance, Mary Purviance, Henry Clay Purviance, Sophia Strickler Purviance, Harriet L. Purviance, William A. Purviance, Benjamin Franklin Purviance, Ulysses Grant Purviance; died, April 1, 1857, Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, White Oak Springs Presbyterian Cemetery, Renfrew, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Farmer, surveyor, Butler County, 49 years.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Anti-Mason, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th District, Allegheny and Butler Counties, 1836-1838.