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Nov. 27 1933 WVU President Daniel Purinton Dies

Purinton returned in 1901 as WVU’s president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Daniel B. Purinton died in Morgantown on November 27, 1933. A native of Preston County, he was one of West Virginia University’s early graduates. He earned a bachelor of arts from the school in 1873 and a master of arts in 1876. He later received a doctorate from the University of Nashville. He was a professor at WVU for 16 years, beginning in the Preparatory Department.