Edward James Brennan Edit Profile
Graduated from the high school, 1887. Student St. Saint Louis University, 1888-1889.
Deputy United States marshal, St. Louis, 1894-1903. Investigator criminal division of defective bureau. St. Louis Police Department, 1903-1907.
Installed finger print system in 1st police department in America at St. Louis, 1904. Operative United States Secret Service Division of Treasury Department, 1907-1908. Translations to bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, 1908, and assisted in organizing the present Bureau In charge of investigations of unites states department of Justice in so-called sugar frauds, New York, 1909, 1910.
Directed investigation as to interstate transportation of high explosives, National Dynamiting Conspiracy cases, Indianapolis, 1911-1912 (forty persons convicted, most of whom weere sent to penitentiary). Assisted district attorney of Los Angeles County, California, in preparing cases against Mathew A. Schmidt and Nathan Caplan, indicted for murder growing out of the Times Building explosion, Los Angeles, 1910. Division superintendent bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, at St. Louis, 1912-1919, Chicago division, 1919-1921.
Special agent in charge of New York district, 1921-1925, Chicago, 1925. Chief special agent Special Service Department The Pullman Company, since 1926. Has operated through America, also in England, France and Italy.
Married Elsa C. Bredemeyer, July 7, 1908. Children: John Edward, James Arthur.