William E. Allen

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William E. Allen
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Director of the Bureau of Investigation
In office
February 10, 1919 – July 1, 1919
President Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by A. Bruce Bielaski
Succeeded by William J. Flynn

William E. Allen was an Acting Director of the U.S. Bureau of Investigation (BOI) during 1919. The BOI was a predecessor of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).[1]

A former assistant in war matters to the chief of the Bureau of Investigation, Allen was appointed Acting Director on February 10, 1919.[1] Allen resigned the post from June 30, 1919, and was replaced by William J. Flynn.[1]


Government offices
Preceded by
A. Bruce Bielaski
Director of the Bureau of Investigation

Succeeded by
William J. Flynn