Harry R. Purkey

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Bob Purkey
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 82nd district
In office
January 8, 1986 – January 8, 2014
Preceded by William "Buster" O'Brien
Succeeded by Bill DeSteph
Personal details
Born Harry Robert Purkey
( 1934 -07-13) July 13, 1934 (age 82)
Parsons, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sonja Helene Firing
Children Harry Jr., Charlotte, Gregory
Residence Virginia Beach, Virginia
Alma mater Old Dominion University
Occupation Stockbroker
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1957–1962
Unit U.S. Army Reserve

Harry Robert "Bob" Purkey (born July 13, 1934) is an American politician. Starting in 1986, he was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 82nd district in Virginia Beach.[1]

Purkey announced that he would not run for reelection in 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "Bio for Harry R. Purkey". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  2. ^ Meola, Olympia (2013-04-07). "Another longtime delegate, Harry R. Purkey, is retiring". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 

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