RARE 1921-1924 ORIGINAL PORCELAIN WILLIAM J. BURNS DETECTIVE AGENCY SIGN 4x3"
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VERY NICE MINT NUMBERED 1921-1924 ORIGINAL WILLIAM J BURNS DETECTIVE AGENCY PORCELAIN SIGN WHICH MEASUES 4x3 INCHES.HISTORY : William J. Burns From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William J. Burns William J. Burns ( 1860 -1932 ) is known for being the director of the Bureau of Investigation (predecessor to the FBI ) from August 22 , 1921 to June 14 , 1924 . He was born in Baltimore , Maryland and was educated in Columbus, Ohio . As a young man, Burns performed well as a Secret Service Agent and parleyed his reputation into the William J. Burns International Detective Agency . A combination of good casework and an instinct for publicity made Burns a national figure. His exploits made national news, the gossip columns of New York newspapers , and the pages of detective magazines , in which he published "true" crime stories based on his exploits. Personal He was well qualified to direct the Bureau, and was friends with Warren Harding 's Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty , Burns was appointed as Director of the Bureau of Investigation on August 22, 1921. Under Burns, the Bureau shrank from its 1920 high of 1,127 personnel to around 600 three years later. He resigned in 1924 at the request of Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone because of his role in the Teapot Dome Scandal . This scandal involved ... read more