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
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Famous US Federal law agent/FBI agent Melvin Purvis was born today 10-24 in 1903. He's noted for leading many of the manhunts for 30s outlaws like Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd as well as John Dillinger. He passed in 1960.