John Edgar Hoover (January 1, – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in at age 77. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a large and efficient crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories.
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Biography.com explores the secretive life of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, the man behind the FBI's growth over a nearly 50-year span.
Death Date: May 2, Education: George Washington University
Birth Date: January 1, 1895
John Edgar Hoover (January 1, – May 2, 1972) was an influential but controversial director of the United States Federal Bureau of Religion: Presbyterianism
Born: January ; Washington, D.C Died: May (aged 77); Washington, D.C.
Succeeded by: L. Patrick Gray