American 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Rank
J. Edgar Hoover Rank
About J. Edgar Hoover
J. Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a position he held from 1935 until his death in 1972. He is credited with playing a crucial role in founding the FBI and turning it into a scientific crime-fighting agency with the introduction of forensic laboratories and a centralized fingerprint file.
In August 1919, he was made the head of the Bureau of Investigation's General Intelligence Division. By 1924, he had risen to the position of the acting director of the Bureau of Investigation, whose name was changed to Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI in 1935.
During the latter years of his life, it was found out that he abused his powers as Director of the FBI.
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Famous quotes by J. Edgar Hoover
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.J. Edgar Hoover
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.J. Edgar Hoover
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.J. Edgar Hoover
J. Edgar Hoover's Popularity
J. Edgar Hoover was a famous American 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who was born on January 1, 1895. As a person born on this date, J. Edgar Hoover is listed in our database as the 2nd most popular celebrity for the day (January 1) and the 1st most popular for the year (1895).
People born on January 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. J. Edgar Hoover is the 90th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to J. Edgar Hoover's birthday, J. Edgar Hoover is the 569th most famous American and ranks 6th in famous people born in Washington, D.C., U.S.
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