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J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/10/1955 - HFSID 218295

J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a typed letter to a fan. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the F.B.I., 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1955 January 10. To George L. Geiger, Research Assistant, Department of the Attorney General, State House, Boston.

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J. EDGAR HOOVER
J. Edgar Hoover sends a typed letter to a fan.
Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the F.B.I., 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1955 January 10. To George L. Geiger, Research Assistant, Department of the Attorney General, State House, Boston. In full: "Your letter dated January 5, 1955, has been received. In accordance with your request, it is a pleasure to enclose three copies of my recent report on the crime situation. Also enclosed are copies of the two most recent issues of the Uniform Crime Reports bulletin. Theses contain considerably additional data regarding crime, some of it broken down geographically and some by age groups. The 1954 annual issue will not be ready for several months, but I am adjusting our records so that copies of future issues will be sent to you. With regards to you and Attorney General Fingold, Sincerely yours," Enclosures not present. J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972, born John Edgar Hoover in Washington, DC) served as the first Director of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972. During his 48-year term, he restored order to the department and established the world's largest fingerprint file and the FBI Academy. The FBI fought organized crime in the Prohibition era. Under his direction, the FBI also infiltrated the American Communist Party, the Ku Klux Klan and other subversive organizations. It also conducted counterintelligence during WWII and the Cold War. By the 1970s, Hoover came under frequent public criticism for his authoritarian administration, but his power was so great that no President dared to remove him. Hoover made the FBI one of the world's most effective law enforcement agencies. He established its vast fingerprint file, crime laboratory and training academy. Lightly creased. Folds, light vertical fold touches the period after the "J". Staple and light paper clip stain edge. Fine condition.

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