A two sport player in basketball and tennis, Christopher Callan saw action over two seasons as a reserve guard.

Following college and law school, Callan served as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 26 years, and was involved in one of the celebrated cases of the 1930's, as the lead agent in the capture of "Public Enemy #1"), Al Brady. His son Dave Callan (C'1959, L'1962), himself a retired FBI Agent, relayed the story at an FBI history web site:

"My father, Chris Callan, graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1932 and found a job with the FBI in 1934," he said. He was an excellent athlete, having lettered in basketball and tennis during his undergraduate years at Georgetown. His first office was Philadelphia, where he became totally smitten with a nurse at Hahnemann Hospital. They married in his hometown of D.C., and he was immediately transferred to Boston.

"It was there that he found his first major challenge. He was the case agent on the Brady Case. This resulted in a nationwide press event, when FBI Agents destroyed the Brady operation on 10/12/37. I asked him about his role in the take down. He said that he and others covered it from a store above the take down. He was never sure about his abilities with firearms, but he was damn sure about how to organize a shoot.

"He was happy as an [resident agent] and gave his son - me - one bit of advice. The life of a Resident Agent (RA) is the best there is in the Bureau. Be your own boss and stay away from the suits. I followed it."

 

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1927-28 5 0 0.0
1929-30 5 0 0.0
Totals 10 0 0.0
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