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 Joseph A. Faurot

Joseph A. Faurot

Birth
New York, USA
Death 20 Nov 1942 (aged 70)
Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Highland Falls, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 8200441 · View Source
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New York City Policeman. He was detective who introduced the use of finger-printing in the United States. He was the first to use fingerprints to identify a criminal, and the first to obtain a conviction with fingerprint evidence. Faurot rose to become a deputy police commissioner before his retirement in 1926.

Bio by: L.L. Manning


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: L.L. Manning
  • Added: 21 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8200441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph A. Faurot (14 Oct 1872–20 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8200441, citing Peacedale Cemetery, Highland Falls, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .