Purvis, Melvin, 1903-1960

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Dates:
Birth 1903-10-24
Death 1960-02-29

Biographical notes:

Law enforcement officer employed by the FBI from 1927 until his resignation in 1935; as the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago FBI Office, he was on the scene in 1934 when John Dillinger was killed; death by suicide, 1960.

From the description of Melvin Horace Purvis papers, 1934 July 30-1943 Aug. 20. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 48213167

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SNAC ID:
26911135

Subjects:

  • Lawyers
  • Law enforcement--Officials and employees

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Florence County (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Florence County (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)