Eliot Ness
Date of Birth
Apr 19, 1903
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


Born in Chicago in 1903, Eliot Ness earned a degree in business and law at the University of Chicago. Upon his graduation, he took a job as a retail credit investigator, taking night school courses in criminology. In 1927 he joined the Chicago branch of the U.S. Treasury department, later transferring to the Prohibition Bureau. Quickly gaining a reputation for hard work and incorruptability, Ness...