Born in Paris, Kentucky to Sydney, a former slave and son of Confederate Col. John H. Morgan and Eliza Reed, also a former slave, Morgan moved at the age of fourteen to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of employment. Most of his teenage years were spent working as a handyman for a wealthy Cincinnati landowner. Like many African Americans of his day, he had to quit school at a young age in order to work. However, the teen-aged Morgan was able to hire his own tutor and continued his studies while living in Cincinnati. In 1895, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked repairing sewing machines for a clothing manufacturer.
Allan Pinkerton Biography Enchandrel Malone CJ/250 January 7, 2012 Patrick Coughlin, JD Allan Pinkerton Biography Allan was born August 25, 1819 in Gorbals Glasgow, Scotland to William Pinkerton and Isobel McQueen. (Allan Pinkerton.2002) Allan’s father was a handloom weaver who later worked as a jailer in Glasgow. (Hunt, 2009) When Pinkerton was 10 his father died while on duty. As Allan became older he learned a trade through apprenticeship, where he became a cooper and made barrels for a living. At the age of 23 he became active in the British Chartist Movement.
Allan Pinkerton Allan Pinkerton, Private Eye was one of America's first undercover agents, a Civil War scout, and guardian of President Lincoln. Allan Pinkerton was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 25, 1819. Pinkerton was a bright and energetic youth who often avoided his schoolwork to wander off for days hunting in the forests north of Glasgow or fishing in the Clyde River (http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/gangsters_outlaws/cops_others/pinkerton/1.html). Pinkerton was the son of a police sergeant who was killed in a political riot that broke out in a city square, when Allan was a child. His father’s death left his family in poverty.
His activities resulted in a warrant for his arrest, and in 1842 Pinkerton fled to the United States, settling in Chicago” He was a cooper by trade, a trade he had learned in Scotland. After being in Chicago a year he set up a cooper shop in Dundee, Kane County. Pinkerton eventually became a Chicago Cook County Sheriff's Department as a deputy. According to The Limbaugh (2010) website “Mr. Pinkerton was contracted with the federal
Clarence Darrow • Born in Ohio; studied one year at Allegheny College, PA; studied law at University of Michigan for one year but leaves before graduating • Moves to Chicago; involved in appeal of the Haymarket martyrs; defense attorney for Industrial Workers of the World and for members of the American Communist Party • Opposes capital punishment D. Robert Crowe • Studied law at Yale University • 1916: elected judge on Circuit Court • 1919: elected chief justice of Cook County Criminal Court • 1920: elected state’s attorney of Cook County • Politically ambitious: desires to become next mayor of Chicago E. The Trial • Darrow prepares the defense by hiring psychiatrists to analyze Leopold and Loeb • Psychiatric report: o Leopold: bullied at school – lonely childhood Governess had sex with him at age 12 Slave-king fantasy Loeb: governess imposes strict discipline at early age; responds by lying to his governess Fantasy of being the perfect criminal • Darrow strategy: o cannot plead the defendants innocent: they have confessed in detail and have shown evidence of the crime to the
He soon began being a prospector at the Pikes Peak gold rush in 1859. At age 14, he joined the Pony Express; he fit exactly what the advertising position called for, “skinny, expert riders willing to risk death daily.” He got this job after his father was shot and killed, during a riot to make Kansas a free state. He was left man of the house as a young teenager, having to support his family. Buffalo Bill served in the American Civil War, and in 1867, he began what he is widely
Due to the death of three of Earl Little's brothers being killed by white men and constant threats from the KKK, Little relocated his family in 1926 to Wisconsin and Michigan. In 1929 their house in Lansing, Michigan was burned down and in '31 Earl Little was “accidentally” struck by a car and killed (Timeline). Although Malcolm Little was one of the best students in his junior high class his eighth grade teacher told him that his dream of being a lawyer were “ no realistic goal for a nigger.” Of course he would laugh about this later in his career (X). After living with a series of white foster he eventually moved in with his older half-sister Ella Collins in Boston. In 1943 he moved to Harlem and
Once Apess reached about the age of thirteen he decided to run away from his life as an indentured laborer(Barber). In his biography he speaks of running away to join in the war of 1812. During this time Apess was not only fighting battles in the war, but he was also dealing with battling his alcoholism. The Literary Encyclopedia explains that by the time of the Second Great Awakening, Apess returns home to reunite with his family and his Pequot tribe(Gordon). Here he begins to get involved in the Methodist religion, and also attending Methodists meetings of the local Methodist group(Gordon).
In 1921, he was appointed the director of the newly formed National Bureau of Fingerprint investigation that later became the FBI. William J. Burns was born on 19th October 1861 in Baltimore, Maryland and was educated in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Business College and then joined his father tailoring business. In 1878 his father left the business and became police commissioner in Columbus. Following in his father’s footsteps young Burns also left the family business and became an amateur detective.
Ralph Bunche Ralph Johnson Bunche was born August 7, 1904 in Detroit, Michigan. His father, Fred, and mother, Olive, worked very hard to provide for their family. Bunche and his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico when he was ten years old in hope that his parents’ deteriorating health would improve. However, his parents died soon after. He then moved with his grandmother and two sisters to Los Angeles.