Brother J. Edgar Hoover

January 1st 1895 – May 2nd 1972

Member of:.

Federal Lodge #1, Washington D.C.

1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. He was appointed as the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972, aged 77. Hoover is 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.

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Famous Freemason J. Edgar Hoover