FBI history [electronic resource] : history of the FBI.

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation [Browse]
  • [Washington, D.C.] : Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • [Washington, D.C.] : Federal Bureau of Investigation, [2003?]
8 unnumbered volumes (various pagings) : digital, PDF files


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Summary note
The FBI originated from a force of Special Agents created in 1908 by Attorney General Charles Bonaparte during the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. They served under the Attorney General at the Department of Justice as the Bureau of Investigation. Bonaparte ordered the Agents to report to Stanley W. Finch. The White Slavery Act was passed in June 1910, and Finch became Commissioner of the White Slavery Act in 1912. Special Examiner A. Bruce Bielaski, became the new Bureau of Investigation Chief. In 1919, William J. Flynn became the Director of the Bureau of Investigation. Next, William J. Burns was appointed Bureau of Investigation Director, and he appointed J. Edgar Hoover as his Assistant Director. Upon the death of President Warren G. Harding in 1923, his successor, Calvin Coolidge appointed Harlen Fiske Stone as the new Attorney General. Stone, on May 10, 1924, selected Hoover to head the Bureau of Investigation.
Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 26, 2004).
System details
Mode of access: Internet via the FBI Web site. Address as of 04/26/04: http://www.fbi.gov/libref/historic/history/historymain.htm; current access is available via PURL.
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FBI history
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  • 995470000002353611
  • 236704495
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