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Samuel Smith Nisbet (1912 - 1945)

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Samuel Smith Nisbet
1912 - 1945
Born
1912
New Cumnock County, Scotland, UK
Death
April 5, 1945
Italy
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Samuel Smith Nisbet was born in 1912 in Scotland, UK. He is the child of Andrew Nisbet and Agnes Nisbet, with siblings Annie and John. He died on April 5, 1945 in Italy at 33 years of age.
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Service number: 2698500 Rank: Lance Serjeant Regiment: Scots Guards Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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Son of Andrew and Agnes Nisbet of New Cumnock, Ayrshire / "Remembered with honour"
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In 1912, in the year that Samuel Smith Nisbet was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1924, Samuel was just 12 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1925, at the age of merely 13 years old, Samuel was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1935, when he was 23 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, in the year of Samuel Smith Nisbet's passing, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

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