Coleen Rowley

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Introduction Coleen Rowley graduated with honors College of Law at the University of Iowa and passing the Iowa Bar Exam in 1980. In January of 1981, Coleen was appointed a Special Agent with the FBI. In May-02 Rowley brought some of the pre 9-11 lapses to light and testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about some of the endemic problems facing the FBI and the intelligence community. The Rowley memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller in connection with the Joint Intelligence Committee's Inquiry led to a two year long Department of Justice Inspector General investigation. She was one of three whistleblowers chosen as persons of the year by TIME magazine. Coleen retired from the FBI at the end of 2004. Rowley has authored a chapter in a book published by the Milton Eisenhower Foundation entitled, Patriotism, Democracy and Common Sense: Restoring America's Promise at Home and Abroad. She also ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress in Minnesota's Second Congressional District in 2006.