Louis Freeh

In 1963, Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who was born in New Jersey, received his Eagle Scout award at the age of 13. In 1995, he was honored with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

Freeh’s resume includes FBI agent, Deputy US Attorney, Army reservist, and US District Court judge.

However, his years as the FBI director from 1993 to 2001 were marked with plenty of high-profile cases. He took over just after the Branch Dravidian compound fire in Waco, Texas, and dealt with allegations of cover-ups. He handled an 81-day standoff with the Montana Freeman, which ended peacefully.

He was the head of the agency when the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was apprehended in Montana in 1996. He also orchestrated the capture and prosecution of Timothy McVeigh, the OKC bomber in 1995-1996.

Louis Freeh resigned in 2001 and became the principal lawyer for a major US bank. He also published a book and founded his own law firm, The Freeh Group International.