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J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972)Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972)

Description: J. Edgar Hoover (John Edgar Hoover; January 1, 1895-May 2, 1972), shown at right in 1936, aiming a broom as one would a rifle, while addressing the Alumni Drill Corps of Penn Military College (drilling with brooms since there was a shortage of rifles), only one of many photo ops the FBI director was then fond of taking to boost his public image as the country’s top “G-Man.” Hoover was appointed chief of the U.S. Bureau of Investigation in 1924, modernizing the federal agency by establishing a sophisticated fingerprint identification system, along with many other forensic divisions, much of which he modeled after those of Scotland Yard. He renamed the agency the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935 (FBI). He was credited with effectively combating interstate crime committed by bank robbers or the gangs of the 1920s-1930s, as well as unearthing foreign spies during World War II, but failed in his long career to dismantle organized crime in the U.S. (Some claimed Hoover ignored it, since he believed his bureau was too understaffed to effectively attack the national crime syndicate and suspected that some of his agents might be corrupted by that organization by being bought off, which is what happened in the Bureau’s Boston office in 1965.) Hoover was criticized for abusing his vast power by conducting illegal wire taps and other means of surveillance to create secret dossiers on individuals he either disliked or suspected without evidence of committing crimes, particularly dissidents and activists, which he also employed for political or racial reasons. Hoover was unarguably one of the most powerful men in America while he jealously occupied the directorship of the FBI (1924-1972). The current headquarters building of the FBI in Washington, D.C. is named after Hoover.

Category: Law Enforcement

Keywords: J. Edgar Hoover, FBI, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement officers, criminal justice, criminology, abuse of power, criminal detection, intelligence, gangsters, spies, bank robbers, wire tapping, surveillance, national crime syndicate, organized crime, dissidents, activists, law enforcement agencies, brooms, drill corps

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1050 x 1209 (1.27 MPixels) (1.15)

Print Size: 8.9 x 10.2 cm; 3.5 x 4.0 inches

File Size: 3.64 MB (3,813,416 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000004135

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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