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Charles Bonaparte

Charles Bonaparte

Law (1851-1921)

As attorney general during Theodore Roosevelt’s administration, CharlesBonaparte established a special exploratory force that became the FederalBureau of Investigation. A Harvard-educated lawyer, Bonaparte opened a privatepractice in Maryland in 1874. Shortly after, he became involved in a movement topromote honesty in government, founding the Reform League of Baltimore aswell as the National Municipal League, now the National Civic League. He wasalso a member of the Indian Rights Commission and the Board of IndianCommissioners.(Provided by Fra Noi/Written by Janice Mancuso, founder of more geniuses, go to

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