American lawyerDied when: 70 years 19 days (840 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Charles Joseph Bonaparte (/ˈboʊnəpɑːrt/;June 9, 1851 – June 28, 1921) was an American lawyer and political activist for progressive and liberal causes.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, he served in the cabinet of the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt.He was a descendant of the House of Bonaparte: his grandfather was Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Emperor Napoleon.
Bonaparte was the U.S.Secretary of the Navy and later the U.S.Attorney General.During his tenure as Attorney General, he created the Bureau of Investigation (now the FBI).Bonaparte was one of the founders, and for a time the president, of the National Municipal League.
He was also a long-time activist for the rights of black residents of his native city of Baltimore.