Purvis, Melvin, 1903-1960

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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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creatorOf Purvis, Melvin Horace, 1903-. Melvin Horace Purvis papers, 1934 July 30-1943 Aug. 20. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Melvin Purvis vertical files, 1960 Mar. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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associatedWith Dillinger, John, 1903-1934 person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
correspondedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 person
associatedWith Purvis family. family
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation corporateBody
associatedWith University of South Carolina corporateBody
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Florence County (S.C.)
South Carolina--Florence County
United States
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Law enforcement--Officials and employees
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Birth 1903-10-24

Death 1960-02-29

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