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  Federal Bureau of Investigation - History
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Websitehttp://www.fbi.gov/
Established July 26, 1908
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedScottĀ³ January 25, 2009 11:58pm
DescriptionOverview
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the investigative arm of the US Department of Justice.
The FBI's investigative authority can be found in Title 28, Section 533 of the US Code. Additionally,
there are other statutes, such as the Congressional Assassination, Kidnapping, and Assault Act
(Title 18, US Code, Section 351), which give the FBI responsibility to investigate specific crimes.

Evolution of the FBI
July 26, 1908 -- No specific name assigned; referred to as Special Agent Force
March 16, 1909 -- Bureau of Investigation
July 1, 1932 -- U.S. Bureau of Investigation
August 10, 1933 -- Division of Investigation (The Division also included the Bureau of Prohibition)
July 1, 1935 -- Federal Bureau of Investigation

Director
The FBI is headed by a Director who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
On October 15, 1976, in reaction to the extraordinary 48-year term of J. Edgar Hoover, Congress
passed Public Law 94-503, which limits the term of each FBI Director to ten years.

Headquarters
FBI Headquarters is currently located in the J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in
Washington, DC. The Special Agents and support personnel who work at Headquarters organize
and coordinate FBI activities around the world. Headquarters personnel determine investigative
priorities, oversee major cases, and manage the organization's resources, technology, and
personnel. Headquarters also has a role in gathering and distributing information.

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Date Type Results
Aug 01, 2017 Confirmation
 Christopher Wray
92
94.85%
  Reject
5
5.15%
May 09, 2017 Acting
 Andrew G. McCabe
1
100.00%
Jul 29, 2013 Confirmation
 James B. Comey, Jr.
93
96.88%
  Abstaining
2
2.08%
  Reject
1
1.04%
Jul 27, 2011 Confirmation
 Robert S. Mueller, III(I)
100
100.00%
  Reject
0
0.00%
Aug 02, 2001 Confirmation
 Robert S. Mueller, III
98
100.00%
Jun 25, 2001 Acting
 Thomas J. Pickard
1
100.00%
Jul 20, 1993 Confirmation
 Louis J. Freeh
1
100.00%
Jul 19, 1993 Acting
 Floyd I. Clarke
1
100.00%
Nov 02, 1987 Confirmation
 William S. Sessions
1
100.00%
May 26, 1987 Acting
 John E. Otto
1
100.00%
Feb 23, 1978 Confirmation
 William H. Webster
1
100.00%
Feb 15, 1978 Acting
 James Blackburn Adams
1
100.00%
Jul 09, 1973 Confirmation
 Clarence M. Kelley
1
100.00%
Apr 30, 1973 Acting
 William D. Ruckelshaus
1
100.00%
May 03, 1972 Acting
 L. (Louis) Patrick Gray, III
1
100.00%
Dec 10, 1924 Appointment
 J. Edgar Hoover
1
100.00%
Aug 22, 1921 Appointment
 William J. Burns
1
100.00%
Jul 01, 1919 Appointment
 William J. Flynn
1
100.00%
Feb 10, 1919 Acting
 William E. Allen
1
100.00%
Apr 30, 1912 Appointment
 Alexander Bruce Bielaski
1
100.00%
Jul 26, 1908 Appointment
 Stanley William Finch
1
100.00%

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