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 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

museumamericangangster:  American FBI agent Melvin ‘Little Mel’ Purvis is noted for leading the manhunts that tracked such outlaws as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger. He would later die from an accidental discharge from the very gun he received upon retiring from the FBI.  Picture from: http://pinterest.com/pin/95068242103894287/

museumamericangangster: American FBI agent Melvin ‘Little Mel’ Purvis is noted for leading the manhunts that tracked such outlaws as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger. He would later die from an accidental discharge from the very gun he received upon retiring from the FBI. Picture from: http://pinterest.com/pin/95068242103894287/

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