Allan Pinkerton

Knowledge Identifier: +Allan_Pinkerton

add

Allan Pinkerton

Scottish American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency add

Category: Politics

Born in 1819.

Countries: United States (44%), Illinois (22%), Maryland (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Aaron Van Camp

Linked to: Union Army, Chartism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, HBO

 

Timeline


 

This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources.
Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about Allan Pinkerton.


Allan Pinkerton was born in 1819 add something


1842

Disillusioned by the failure to win suffrage, Pinkerton emigrated to the United States in 1842, at the age of 23 add something

 

Pinkerton married Joan Carfrae in Glasgow on 13 March 1842 secretly before moving to America add something


1843

In 1843, Pinkerton heard of Dundee, Illinois, fifty miles northwest of Chicago on the Fox River add something


1844

As early as 1844, Pinkerton worked for Chicago Abolitionist leaders, and his Dundee home was a stop on the Underground Railroad add something


1849

In 1849 Pinkerton was appointed as the first detective in Chicago add something


1850

In the 1850s, he partnered with Chicago attorney Edward Rucker in forming the North-Western Police Agency, later known as the Pinkerton National Detective Agency and is still in existence today as "'Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations"', a subsidiary of Securitas AB add something

 

Pinkerton's agency solved a series of train robberies during the 1850s, first bringing Pinkerton into contact with George McClellan and Abraham Lincoln add something


1861

Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Pinkerton served as head of the Union Intelligence Service in 1861–1862 and foiled an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland, while guarding Abraham Lincoln on his way to his inauguration add something

 

Aaron Van Camp - He was a member of the Rose O'Neal Greenhow Confederate spy ring, which in 1861 was broken up by Allan Pinkerton, head of the newly formed Secret Service


1863

George H. Sharpe - In January 1863, Sharpe assumed the intelligence role for Hooker that Allan Pinkerton had performed for McClellan


1873

Adam Worth - When Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, visited the place in 1873, Worth recognized him

 

Franklin B. Gowen - Meanwhile, in October 1873, Gowen met in Philadelphia with Allan Pinkerton


1883

If Pinkerton knew this, it directly contradicts statements in his 1883 book "The Spy of the Rebellion", where he professes to be an ardent Abolitionist and hater of slavery add something


Allan Pinkerton died in 1884 add something

 

Allan Pinkerton died in Chicago on July 1, 1884 add something


1961

Pinkerton's exploits were in part the inspiration of the 1961 NBC western television series, "Whispering Smith", starring Audie Murphy and Guy Mitchell add something


2012

Pinkerton's role in foiling the assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln was dramatized in the 2012 film "Saving Lincoln", which tells President Lincoln's story through the eyes of Ward Hill Lamon, a former law partner of Lincoln who served as his primary bodyguard during the Civil War add something


2014

Pinkerton is a recurring character in the 2014 series "The Pinkertons", where he is played by Angus Macfadyen add something


2016

Pinkerton is an important character in the 2016 novel 'By Gaslight' by Steven Price add something