marry for a third time and took a job with a
company that specialized in watermarking
official and legal documents to help prevent
them from being counterfeited. At fifty four
years of age Eliot Ness died of a fatal
Eliot Ness Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1903 - 1957 *** Full Name: Eliot Ness *** Nickname: The Untouchables *** Occupation: American Prohibition Agent *** Date of Birth: Eliot Ness was born on April 19th 1903 *** Place of Birth: Eliot Ness was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. *** Family background: His father was Peter Ness and his mother Emma were both immigrants for Norway *** Early life and childhood: He grew up four older siblings *** Education: Eliot Ness attended Christian Fenger High School and would go on to attend the University of Chicago where he graduated with a degree in economics ***.
Eliot Ness Fact 1: Eliot Ness was born on April 19th 1903 and during the 20th century period in history when there was much change across Europe and the world, the first and second French, Spanish, Chinese and Holy Roman Empires all collapsed and Europe would see two World Wars.
Eliot Ness Fact 2: Out of University he became in investigator for the Retail Credit Company of Atlanta. His job was to perform background checks for credit purposes.
Eliot Ness Fact 3: He would
return to University to take a
criminology course in which he
graduated with a Master’s Degree.
Eliot Ness Fact 11: Within
six months raids against illegal
activities began and in excess of
one million dollars’ worth of
breweries would be seized.
Eliot Ness Fact 18: He was transferred to Cleveland in Ohio in 1934 and the following year Harold Burton, the Cleveland mayor employed him as the Safety Director for the city which put him in command of the police and fire departments and he would responsible for getting rid of all corruption within the police force and modernizing the fire department.
Eliot Ness Fact 19: By 1938
he was working heavily and his home
life was suffering to the degree
that his first wife divorced him but
by 1939 he met Evaline Michelow and
the pair married and moved to
Washington D.C. where Ness took a
job with the federal government.
Eliot Ness Fact 23: Eliot
Ness died on May 16th 1957 of a
fatal heart attack aged fifty four
years. His ashes were scattered on
the grounds of Lake View Cemetery in
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