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J. Edgar Hoover
[J. Edgar Hoover]
January 1, 1895 - May 2, 1972
Born in Washington, D.C., John Edgar Hoover received his LL. M. in 1916 and joined the Department of Justice on July 26, 1917. On May 10, 1924, Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone appointed the twenty-nine year old Hoover as Acting Director of the Bureau of Investigation and by the end of the year Hoover was named Director. He held the appointment through eight presidents until his death in 1972.
He built an efficient crime-detection agency, established a centralized fingerprint file, a crime laboratory and a training institution for police.
Although Hoover successful avoided independent investigations of the FBI’s conduct and his administration during his tenure, the American Congress enacted legislation requiring Senate confirmation of future FBI directors and limited their appointment to ten years. Hoover’s writings include Persons in Hiding, Masters of Deceit, A Study of Communism and J. Edgar Hoover on Communism.
In 1959 he appeared, uncredited, in The FBI Story.

Raised : November 9, 1920
Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, DC

Source: Scottish Rite Journal, vol. uncited.

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