Louis J. Freeh Biography
(Former Judge and 5th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1993 - 2001))
Birthday: January 6, 1950 (Capricorn)
Born In: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Louis Joseph Freeh is an American lawyer and retired judge who held the post of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from September 1993 to June 2001. He was the fifth person to serve in that position, working under both the Clinton and Bush administrations. A native of New Jersey, Freeh was educated at St. Joseph's High School and later obtained a graduate degree Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In 1974, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. In the early days of his career, he worked for the FBI and subsequently served as an Assistant United States Attorney and United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A lifelong Republican, he was made the FBI Director by Democratic President Bill Clinton. He continued to serve until the initial days of George W. Bush’s presidency. Since leaving the FBI, Freeh has been working as a lawyer and is predominantly active in the private sector.