Purvis, Melvin Horace, Jr

Purvis, Melvin Horace, Jr

October 24, 1903–February 29, 1960


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  • Title Purvis, Melvin Horace, Jr
  • Coverage October 24, 1903–February 29, 1960
  • Author
  • Keywords Federal agent, nation’s “ace G-man,”, credited with gunning down the notorious outlaws John Dillinger and Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Justice Department’s Bureau of Investigation, American Agent, appointed deputy director of the War Crimes Office of the War Department
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date June 17, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 22, 2022
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