J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

John Edgar Hoover , better known as J. Edgar Hoover, was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. He was appointed as the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation — the FBI's predecessor — in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. Hoover has been credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency than it was at its inception and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Wikipedia*

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J. Edgar Hoover has five videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1963 Compiled Program. The year with the most videos was 1964 with two videos. Most appearances with Lyndon Baines Johnson (4).

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Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation c. May 10, 1924 - c. May 2, 1972 Videos: 5

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