Nov. 27 1933 WVU President Daniel Purinton Dies
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.