J. Edgar Hoover

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Born John Edgar Hoover
1895-01-01
Washington DC, United States
Died May 2, 1972 (Age 77)
Washington DC, United States
Alma mater George Washington University
Religion Presbyterian
Parents • Dickerson Naylor Hoover
• Sr. Anna Marie Scheitlin
Founder of WW1/Commission for Relief in Belgium
Member of JFK/Assassination/Perpetrators, US/Deep state
Interest of Betty Medsger
Party Republican

[[|x22px|link=Director of the FBI]] Director of the FBI

In office
July 1, 1935 - May 2, 1972
Preceded by J. Edgar Hoover

[[|x22px|link=Director of the Bureau of Investigation]] Director of the Bureau of Investigation

In office
May 10, 1924 - June 30, 1935
Succeeded by J. Edgar Hoover

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In office
May 10, 1924 - May 2, 1972* Acting: May 10, 1924
Succeeded by James B. Adams, Floyd I. Clarke, James Comey, L. Patrick Gray, J. Edgar Hoover, Clarence Kelley, Andrew McCabe, Robert Mueller, John E. Otto, Thomas J. Pickard, William Ruckelshaus, William Sessions, Clyde Tolson, William Webster, Christopher Wray
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J. Edgar Hoover was an expert blackmailer who ran the FBI for over 35 years after directing its predecessor, the Bureau of Investigation. His suspected[1] lover, Clyde Tolson, was his deputy.

BOI/FBI

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Hoover spent over 3 decades in charge of the FBI, nominally primarily a crime-fighting agency, but in practice an effective information gathering apparatus to collect information for a variety of purposes.

In 1936, US President Franklin Roosevelt told Hoover that he was interested in "obtaining a broad picture" of communist and fascist movements in USA. Hoover took this as authorization to launch a large programme of surveillance of US citizens it interest, which he was to exploit widely for purposes of blackmail.[2] He was an accomplished and feared blackmailer who collected material not only on criminals but on anyone he deemed might be useful, including political dissenters, activists and political leaders.[3]

JFK Assassination

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Mark Gorton suggests that Edgar Hoover was a key perpetrator of the JFK Assassination and in the subsequent cover-up, writing that "with RFK as attorney general, J Edgar Hoover of the FBI could no longer protect the mob."[4]

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Hale Boggs[Edgar] Hoover lied his eyes out to the [Warren] Commission – on Oswald, on Ruby, on their friends, the bullets, the gun, you name it.”Hale Boggs
Harry S. Truman“Dear Bess... We want no Gestapo or secret police. FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail... Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him. I'm not and he knows it. If I can prevent [it] there'll be no NKVD or Gestapo in this country. Edgar Hoover's orgnization would make a good start toward a citizen spy system. Not for me.”Harry S. Truman1947


References

  1. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2063491/J-Edgar-Hoover-movie-Did-FBI-boss-gay-lover.html
  2. The American Deep State, Peter Dale Scott, p.142
  3. ""Hoover, J. Edgar", The Columbia Encyclopedia" (Sixth ed.). Columbia University Press. 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State, Mark Gorton