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Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

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Personal name headingHoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972
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Variant(s)Hoover, John Edgar, 1895-1972
Hu-fo, 1895-1972
Guver, Dzhon Ėdgar, 1895-1972
Birth date1895
Death date1972-05-02
AffiliationUnited States. Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Bureau of Investigation
Found inCooper, C.R. Ten thousand public enemies ... 1935. (Dzhon Ėdgar Guver)
Info. converted from 678, 2014-08-05 (died 2 May 1972)
English Wikipedia website, viewed Aug. 5, 2014 (John Edgar Hoover (Jan. 1, 1895--May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation--predecessor to the FBI--in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at age 77. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories; born and died in Washington, D.C.)