Hortense de Beauharnais with her son Napoleon Charles Bonaparte. Hortense de Beauharnais with her son Napoleon Charles Bonaparte by artist Francois Gerard. hand-painted museum quality oil painting reproduction on canvas.
FBI Badge from 1908. On July 26, 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is born when U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte orders a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice. One year later, the Office of the Chief Examiner was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, and in 1935 it became the Federal Bureau of Investigation.