- About Melvin Purvis
Full name: Melvin Purvis
Also known as: Melvin Purvis, Purvis, Melvin
Professions: FBI Agent
- Melvin Purvis Known for
Leading the investigation on the John Dillinger case
- Melvin Purvis Death information
Died: Monday, 29th of February, 1960 (Age: 56)
Death cause: Self-inflicted gunshot
- Melvin Purvis Biography
Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. (October 24, 1903 – February 29, 1960) was an American law enforcement official and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent. He was given the nickname "Little Mel" because of his short stature. He is noted for leading the manhunts that tracked such outlaws as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger.
- Melvin Purvis Family
Spouse: Marie Rosanne Willcox Purvis
Childrens: Christopher Peronneau Purvis, Melvin Horace Purvis III
Parents: Janie Elizabeth Mims, Melvin Horace Purvis, Sr.