Born On This Day ~ January 1 ~ J. Edgar Hoover

j-_edgar_hoover

Born:January 1, 1895 (Washington, DC)
Died: May 2, 1972 (Washington, D.C.)

Famous For/Known For: 
Director of the FBI

A little about J. Edgar Hoover:
Hoover was born to parents, Dickerson Naylor and Annie Marie Hoover, both civil servants who worked for the government.

After graduating high school Hoover worked for the Library of Congress.

He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree and Master of Laws Degree from George Washington Law School.

During WWI, Hoover accepted a job with the Justice Department that allowed him to be draft exempt.

In 1924, he was appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation by President Coolidge.

In 1935, the Federal Bureau of Investigations was established with Hoover as its first director.

Hover set into motion a laboratory that would be used for scientific methods for obtaining and analyzing evidence.

Discontented with the Justice Department’s limitation on investigations, Hoover created the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

Hoover often used COINTELPRO’s illegal tactics for his own personal vendettas, using national security as his reason.

J. Edgar Hoover died of a heart attack at the age of 77.

Books About/Written By J. Edgar Hoover

*This blog post contains affiliate links.

Reference: http://www.biography.com/people/j-edgar-hoover-9343398#synopsis

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s