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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Abraham Bolden  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1935 in East St. Louis, Illinois


Illinois Connection

He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Abraham Bolden graduated cum laude from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, with a B.A. in music composition. He worked as an Illinois State Trooper for four years. Due to his impeccable record, President Dwight Eisenhower appointed him to the United States Secret Service. He was a U.S. Secret Service agent from 1960-1964. He worked in the field of quality-control supervision. He earned two commendations as a Secret Service agent for cracking counterfeiting rings.Bolden now lives in Chicago and is retired after working for thirty years in the field of quality-control supervision.

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