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Bob Purkey's Biography
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Harry 'Bob' Robert Purkey
Wife: Sonja; 3 Children: Harry Jr., Charlotte, Gregory
Attended, University of Pennsylvania
Attended, Wharton School of Business
BS, Business Administration/Economics, Old Dominion University, 1965
Delegate, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates, 1985-present
Whip, Republican Caucus, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Chair, Republican Party of Virginia Board, 1983-1986
Inner Circle, United State Senate, 1982-1986
Party Chair, City Committee Chair, 1983-1985
Member, Virginia State Grand Old Party (GOP) Central Committee, 1983-1985
Member, Governor's Commission on Government Reform 'Strike Force'
Chair, Virginia Nanotechnology Commission
Former Commissioner, Virginia Public Beach Commission
Member, State of Virginia Economic Development Commission, 1985-1990
Board Member, Virginia Public Beach and Erosion Commission, 1980-1984
First Vice President/Resident Manager, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Incorporated, 1966-present
Partner/Owner, Bobson Properties Limited Liability Company
Grain Trader, Continental Grain Company, 1958-1965
Staff Sergeant, United States Army/United States Army Reserves, 1957-1962
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member/Trustee, Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum, 2004-present
Member, Finance Committee, Norfolk Sports Club Scholarship Committee, 1980-present
Director/Board Member, Tidewater Automobile Association, 1980-present
Former Director, Great Neck Recreation Association
Former Director, Industrial Development Authority
Trustee, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Member, Norfolk Sports Club
Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party
Director/Board Member, Old Dominion University Education Committee, 1989-1999
Director/Board Member, Old Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation, 1984-1989
Director/Board Member, Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1984-1986
Board Member, Virginia Beach Economic Development, 1980-1985
Board Member, Great Neck Recreation Association, 1975-1981
Board Member, Major Giving Committee, United Way, 1975-1979
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