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William John Burns

detective

William John Burns, American detective.

Background

Burns, William John was born on October 19, 1861 in Baltimore. Son of Michael and Bridget (Trahey) Burns.

Education

Educated parochial and public schools and business college.

Career

Founder and for many years president The William J. Burns International Detective Agency. Director bureau of Investigation of unites states department of Justice, 1921-1924, resigned. Colonel Reserve Corps, United States of America.

Connections

Married Annie M. Ressler, July 5, 1880. Children: George Edward (deceased), Charles Edwin (deceased), Mistress.

father:
Michael Burns

mother:
Bridget (Trahey) Burns

spouse:
Annie M. Ressler

children:
George Edward Burns (deceased)

Charles Edwin Burns (deceased)

Mrs Burns