Burns, William John (1861-1932), a United States detective. He was head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1921 to 1924. Burns was born in Baltimore. He entered the Secret Service in 1889. In the next 20 years he took part in many important cases prosecuted by the United States. Burns and his son Raymond founded the William J. Burns National Detective Agency in 1909.
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