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Running head: BIOGRAPHY OF ALLAN PINKERTON 1 Biography of Allan Pinkerton CJS/250
BIOGRAPHY OF ALLAN PINKERTON 2 Biography of Allan Pinkerton Allan Pinkerton was born on the 15 th day of August in 1819 in Glasgow, Scotland. Allan’s father was a sergeant in the Glasgow Municipal Police, but passed away when Allan was nine years old after sustaining injuries due to an inmate in his custody (NNDB, n.d.). Allan was involved in something called the Chartism Movement, which sought both political and social reform, and he known to be abolitionist, which meant he was totally against slavery (Smith, n.d.). Being a well-known abolitionist and partaking in the activities that went along with being one, Allan would eventually flee Scotland for the Canada in 1842 due to an arrest warrant out on him (Smith, n.d.). Allan and his wife Joan would eventually make their way to the United States and eventually settling in Dundee, Ill., after a brief, one year stay in Chicago, Ill. Allan would

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