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  2. J. Edgar Hoover - Wikipedia

    John Edgar Hoover was born on New Year's Day 1895 in Washington, D.C., to Anna Marie ( née Scheitlin; 1860–1938) and Dickerson Naylor Hoover (1856–1921), chief of the printing division of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, formerly a plate maker for the same organization. [6] Dickerson Hoover was of English and German ancestry.

  3. J. Edgar Hoover - Death, Facts & FBI - Biography

    J. Edgar Hoover joined the Justice Department in 1917 and was named director of the Department’s Bureau of Investigation in 1924. When the Bureau reorganized as the Federal Bureau of...

  4. J. Edgar Hoover | Biography, FBI, & Facts | Britannica

    J. Edgar Hoover, in full John Edgar Hoover, (born January 1, 1895, Washington, D.C., U.S.—died May 2, 1972, Washington, D.C.), U.S. public official who, as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1924 until his death in 1972, built that agency into a highly effective, if occasionally controversial, arm of federal law enforcement.

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  5. J. Edgar Hoover - Biography, Timeline & Death - HISTORY

    J. EDGAR HOOVER’S DEATH AND LEGACY Early on the morning of May 2, 1972, Hoover died in his sleep at the age of 77. In the days after his death, President Nixon reportedly directed staff at the...

  6. J. Edgar Hoover, May 10, 1924 - May 2, 1972 — FBI

    J. Edgar Hoover, May 10, 1924 - May 2, 1972 John Edgar Hoover was born in Washington, D.C. on January 1, 1895. Upon completing high school, he began working at the Library of Congress and...

  7. 20 Surprising Facts About J. Edgar Hoover | Mental Floss

    Hoover was 24 when he was put in charge of the department that oversaw (and attempted to thwart) domestic radicals, officially known as the General Intelligence Division. He was only in the job a...

  8. For nearly half a century, J. Edgar Hoover presided over the FBI with an iron fist. His career began with a wave of anti-communist raids in 1919. It ended during the presidency of his friend...

  9. The Sad Death Of J. Edgar Hoover -

    J. Edgar Hoover died on May 2, 1972, in Washington, D.C. His housekeeper arrived at his home to find the legendary lawman's lifeless body by his bed, according to The New York Times. His cause of death was later revealed to be "hypertensive cardiovascular disease." Hoover had been struggling with heart issues for a while before his death.

  10. J. Edgar Hoover: Gay or Just a Man Who Has Sex With Men?

    Nov. 16, 2011 -- J. Edgar Hoover led a deeply repressed sexual life, living with his mother until he was 40, awkwardly rejecting the attention of women and pouring his emotional, and at times, physical attention on his handsome deputy at the FBI, according to the new movie, "J. Edgar," directed by Clint Eastwood.

  11. Five myths about J. Edgar Hoover - The Washington Post

    Dead almost 40 years, J. Edgar Hoover returns to the spotlight as the Clint Eastwood biopic “ J. Edgar ” opens in theaters this week. Hoover served as director of the FBI for 48 years,...

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