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

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"U.S. public official who, as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1924 until his death in 1972, built that agency into a highly effective, if occasionally controversial, arm of federal law enforcement."-- "Hoover, J. Edgar." Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 13 Feb. 2008 .

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