Member Biography

Andrew Armstrong Purman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1869       24 Democrat
1871       24 Democrat


1823 - 1903

Married Mary Ann Russell; he was from Waynesburg Greene County; Father was John James Purman. Andrew Armstrong Purman, a Democratic delegate at large, was born in Short Creek, Ohio county, Va., (West Virginia) April 8, 1823; moved with his parents to Greene county, Pa., at the age of 10 years, where he has continued to reside; was educated at a select school and at the College at Waynesburg, in Greene county; read law with Hon. Samuel Clenenger, of Waynesburg; was admitted to the bar in May, 1849; was elected District Attorney for the county of Greene in 1856, which office he held for the term of three years; was defeated for the office of President Judge of his district, in 1865, by one vote; represented the counties of Greene, Fayette and Westmoreland in the Senate of Pennsylvania, sessions of 1870, 1871 and 1872. As a member of the Convention he holds a position on the committees on " Legislation," and on " Revenue, Taxation and Finance." Died September 3, 1903, Waynesburg, Pa.