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J. Edgar Hoover

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Definition founding director of the FBI who remained director for 48 years (1895-1972)
  • J. Edgar Hoover is known to have authorized illegal wiretaps.
  • J. Edgar Hoover himself says so.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • 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
  • 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
  • Instead, J. Edgar Hoover is entirely focused on stopping the spread of communism.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • 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
  • Then, the darker visions of Joe McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • 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
  • In the box seats J. Edgar Hoover plucks a magazine page off his shoulder, where the thing has lighted and stuck.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Ask J. Edgar Hoover.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • J. Edgar Hoover actually spends hours listening to the secret recordings made of King's assignations.
    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

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