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Melvin Purvis of the FBI is famous for catching John Dillinger and “Pretty Boy” Floyd.


The Biograph Theater where Federal agents caught John Dillinger


Melvin Purvis Born Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. October 24, 1903 Timmonsville, South Carolina Died February 29, 1960 (aged 56) Florence, South Carolina Cause of death Self-inflicted gunshot (possibly accidental) Nationality American Education University of South Carolina School of Law Employer FBI Known for Leading the investigation on the John Dillinger case

Melvin Purvis (1903-1960) Was the F. B.I. Agent responisble for bringing John Dillinger and Baby Face Floyd to justice. He was born in Timmonsville SC.

Melvin Purvis (my Grandfather's cousin) with J. Edgar Hoover