Melvin Purvis

#100829
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
24, 1903
Birthplace
Timmonsville, SC
Death Date
Feb 29, 1960 (56)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1903
Birthplace
Timmonsville, SC
Death Date
Feb 29, 1960 (56)

About

American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent who led criminal pursuit cases against infamous outlaws including Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger.

Before Fame

He was member of the Kappa Alpha Order and received his law degree from the University of South Carolina.

Trivia

He was appointed head of the Chicago FBI office by the FBI director himself, J. Edgar Hoover.

Family Life

He was married to Marie Rosanne Wilcox Purvis and had three children named Melvin, Philip, and Christopher.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Christian Bale in the 2009 film Public Enemies which chronicled his pursuit of John Dillinger.