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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.
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West Virginia University, Daniel Purinton, Preston County, Dennison College

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.


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