Joseph James Purtill, Sr. (1927 – March 25, 2014) was an American jurist and legislator.
Born in Westerly, Rhode Island, he served in the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Purtill received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Purtill was admitted to the Connecticut bar and practiced law. He served as the Stonington, Connecticut Town Clerk and then served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1959 and 1961 as a Democrat. In 1979, he was appointed to the Connecticut Superior Court.
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