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Portrait of Allan Pinkerton, circa 1861
25 August 1819|
The Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland
|Died||1 July 1884
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Resting place||Graceland Cemetery, Chicago|
|Occupation||Cooper, abolitionist, detective, spymaster|
|Known for||Creating Pinkerton Detective Agency, being an American Civil War Union spy|
|Spouse(s)||Joan Pinkerton (m. 1842–1884)|
Allan J. Pinkerton (25 August 1819 – 1 July 1884) was a Scottish–American detective and spy. He was best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. He was known for protecting then-President-elect of the United States Abraham Lincoln during the Baltimore Plot (a plan to kill Lincoln in Baltimore, Maryland in 1862).
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Pinkerton (left) with Abraham Lincoln and Major General John A. McClernand
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