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J. Edgar Hoover


J. Edgar Hoover is known to have authorized illegal wiretaps.
  founding director of the FBI who remained director for 48 years (1895-1972)
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Since Hoover, no FBI director can server more than 10 years.
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  • J. Edgar Hoover is known to have authorized illegal wiretaps.
  • If J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI saw me now I’d be in some real serious hot water!
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • Ask J. Edgar Hoover.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • That fall, while Louie was on his way to becoming an airman, an urgent letter landed on the desk of J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • She walked across the campus and entered a Ford which drove straight to the J. Edgar Hoover Building.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I think every student at J. Edgar Hoover High knew the coach was a Golden Gloves boxing champion.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • Then, the darker visions of Joe McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • J. Edgar Hoover himself says so.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • She and Dad happily railed against anyone they disliked or disrespected: Standard Oil executives, J. Edgar Hoover, and especially snobs and racists.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • The decoy cops were the homeliest hookers I had ever seen—think J. Edgar Hoover in drag—but that didn’t stop men from seeking their services.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me

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  • Instead, J. Edgar Hoover is entirely focused on stopping the spread of communism.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In the box seats J. Edgar Hoover plucks a magazine page off his shoulder, where the thing has lighted and stuck.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • J. Edgar Hoover believes this preoccupation is folly and that Reverend King’s comments will one day be forgotten.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby knows that one of JFK’s first official acts after being reelected in 1964 will be to fire J. Edgar Hoover.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • FBI special agents John Fain and Arnold J. Brown, warriors in J. Edgar Hoover’s war against communism, have been waiting all day to see Lee Harvey Oswald.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Just a few short weeks after being named attorney general, Bobby Kennedy received a special file from J. Edgar Hoover, the pug-nosed and Machiavellian head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • They are three-quarters show biz, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, drinking buddies from way back, and they’re accompanied by a well-dressed man with a bulldog mug, one J. Edgar Hoover.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The story goes on to say that Bobby Kennedy appealed to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to expunge those records.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • As if to mark the event, the CIA expands its powers even further into J. Edgar Hoover’s world by creating a domestic operations division.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The president has hard evidence, provided by J. Edgar Hoover, that the civil rights leader has something in common with the disgraced British politician John Profumo.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • To give his crusade credibility in the eyes of the American government, Diem insists that Buddhism and communism are the same—a suggestion akin to J. Edgar Hoover’s quiet belief that civil rights and communism are synonymous.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • His activities had a crisp climax when he was arrested for snatching the garbage of J. Edgar Hoover from the rear of the Director’s house in northwest Washington and this is what people remembered, what I remembered when I first reheard the name Jesse Detwiler.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Part of this is because he has heard J. Edgar Hoover’s wiretap recordings of King, and part is because Bobby is being protective of the president.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy gets the bad news from J. Edgar Hoover.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • "It’s J. Edgar Hoover," she tells Bobby.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Some came to this belief thanks to Oswald’s comments and J. Edgar Hoover’s insistence that there was a conspiracy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • J. Edgar Hoover survived the attempts of several presidents to replace him as director of the FBI.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • J. Edgar Hoover, who like LBJ had felt personally humiliated by the Kennedys during JFK’s time in office, was only too happy to comply.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The bulldog fed, J. Edgar Hoover, the Law’s debased saint, hyperlinked at last to Sister Edgar—a single fluctuating impulse now, a piece of coded information.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It is against federal law to initiate a conspiracy to kill the president, which is why J. Edgar Hoover is now insisting that JFK’s murder was the act of many instead of just one.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • But any case involving J. Edgar Hoover’s battle against communism gets top priority, which is why Hosty is stopping at Mrs. Paine’s rather than driving straight back into Dallas to start his weekend.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • They were staying at the Waldorf, which was J. Edgar Hoover’s hotel of choice during his sojourns in New York, but the party was taking place, the ball, the fete, the social event of the season, the decade, the half century no doubt—the ball was in the ballroom at the Plaza.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They’d had a leisurely dinner, bantering with the wine steward and then enjoying a brandy at the bar with old acquaintances because there were old acquaintances wherever J. Edgar Hoover went, some who were loyal supporters, others residing in the files, a few who were enemies-for-life but didn’t know it yet, and Edgar and Clyde were in a mellow enough mood, despite reports from the site, seated in the plush rear seat in black tie of course and wearing their masks, like a suave and…
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • ) J. Edgar Hoover actually spends hours listening to the secret recordings made of King’s assignations.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
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