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John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) was an American director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1924.
He built up a powerful network for the detection of organized crime. His drive against alleged communist activities after World War II, and his opposition to the Kennedy administration and others brought much criticism over abuse of power.
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J. Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of th read more...
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