Fred S. Purnell

Offices

U.S. House
District 9
In office
Mar 4, 1917 to Mar 4, 1933

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Fred S. Purnell spent 16 years, 4 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1914–U.S. House (District 9) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
42.75%
Martin A. Morrison (i)*, Democratic, 21,992 votes
40.89%
Fred S. Purnell, Republican, 21,035 votes
 12.05%
C. A. Ford, Progressive, 6,198 votes
 2.51%
Albert Jackman, Prohibition, 1,291 votes
 1.80%
O. H. Rash, Socialist, 927 votes
Out of 51,443 votes casts, the margin of victory was 957 (1.86%)
1916–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
50.35%
Fred S. Purnell*, Republican, 27,712 votes
44.60%
David Fudge Maish, Democratic, 24,547 votes
 2.59%
G. Stanley West, Progressive, 1,425 votes
 2.39%
John C. Kahlenbeck, Socialist, 1,316 votes
 0.08%
John W. Whicken, Prohibition, 43 votes
Out of 55,043 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,165 (5.75%)
1918–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1918
55.91%
Fred S. Purnell (i)*, Republican, 25,486 votes
41.57%
Charles F. Howard, Democratic, 18,948 votes
 1.28%
John E. Brashear, Socialist, 583 votes
 1.25%
James Horn, Prohibition, 568 votes
Out of 45,585 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,538 (14.34%)
1920–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1920
55.94%
Fred S. Purnell (i)*, Republican, 56,465 votes
42.37%
Ben M. Scifres, Democratic, 42,766 votes
 1.70%
John E. Broshr, Socialist, 1,711 votes
Out of 100,942 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,699 (13.57%)
1922–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1922
51.54%
Fred S. Purnell (i)*, Republican, 46,919 votes
46.22%
George Lee Moffett, Democratic, 42,074 votes
 2.24%
John Leese, Socialist, 2,040 votes
Out of 91,033 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,845 (5.32%)
1924–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1924
54.48%
Fred S. Purnell (i)*, Republican, 51,280 votes
44.59%
James Powhatan Davis, Democratic, 41,973 votes
 0.93%
William L. McGaw, Socialist, 878 votes
Out of 94,131 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,307 (9.89%)
1926–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1926
52.57%
Fred S. Purnell (i)*, Republican, 43,891 votes
47.43%
Roy W. Adney, Democratic, 39,597 votes
Out of 83,488 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,294 (5.14%)
1928–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1928
57.23%
Fred S. Purnell (i)*, Republican, 53,998 votes
42.77%
George L. Mackintosh, Democratic, 40,357 votes
Out of 94,355 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,641 (14.46%)
1930–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1930
50.19%
Fred S. Purnell (i)*, Republican, 43,681 votes
49.81%
Harry Leland Matlock, Democratic, 43,346 votes
Out of 87,027 votes casts, the margin of victory was 335 (0.38%)
1932–U.S. House (District 6) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1932
53.55%
Virginia E. Jenckes*, Democratic, 74,827 votes
45.86%
Fred S. Purnell (i), Republican, 64,081 votes
 0.38%
Philip Rembold, United Dry, 532 votes
 0.20%
Jayne Roberts, Communist, 280 votes
Out of 139,720 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,746 (7.69%)
1934–U.S. House (District 6) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1934
49.83%
Virginia E. Jenckes (i)*, Democratic, 67,521 votes
49.55%
Fred S. Purnell, Republican, 67,138 votes
 0.62%
Jess O. Herbert, Socialist, 845 votes
Out of 135,504 votes casts, the margin of victory was 383 (0.28%)
In the 11 races we have results for, Fred S. Purnell had a record of 8-3. That includes a record of 8-3 in 11 general elections.