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J. Edgar Hoover

1895 - 1972

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Typed letter dated December 2, 1949 on United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation letterhead.  Signed "J. E. Hoover" in blue ink.  Two lateral folds, light overall toning, especially to left edge.


John  Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) became Director of the Bureau of Investigation 1924.  He ushered in modern technological investigative techniques, improved training, and successfully lobbied Congress for larger budgets.  In the 1940's and 1950's he became well known for his anti-Communist activities but his reputation declined in later years due to his misuse of his office.

J. Edgar Hoover
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Official Personnel File of J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI from May 10, 1924, until his death on May 2, 1972.

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