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J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/11/1935 CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES M. MEAD - HFSID 46065

J. EDGAR HOOVER and JAMES M. MEAD He signs a typed letter to a New York Congressman, giving assurance that a job applicant will receive "careful consideration." The Congressman signs a staffer's typed note at bottom. Typed Letter signed: "J. E. Hoover" as FBI Director, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C.

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J. EDGAR HOOVER and JAMES M. MEAD
He signs a typed letter to a New York Congressman, giving assurance that a job applicant will receive "careful consideration." The Congressman signs a staffer's typed note at bottom.
Typed Letter signed: "J. E. Hoover" as FBI Director, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1935 March 11. On official letterhead to Representative James M. Mead, Washington, D.C. In full: "I am in receipt of your letter dated March 1, 1935 in behalf of Mr. Roland Olsen, who is desirous of securing a position in the Technical Laboratory of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. A copy of my letter to Mr. Olsen is enclosed herewith. [Item not included.] I am pleased to know of your interest in this applicant, and in the event he is qualified for appointment in this service, you may be assured his application [preceding word underlined, unknown hand], when received, will be given careful consideration. With expressions of my highest esteem and best regards, I am Sincerely yours". Typed note at bottom, bearing initials F. W. B., probably a member of Mead's staff, and signed: "Jas. M. Mead". In full: "Rol: For your information, I assumed you had filed an application? Confidentially, why don't you drop a friendly letter to Ruth? That is if you care to." J. EDGAR HOOVER (1895-1972) 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. JAMES M. MEAD (1885-1965), a Democrat, represented New York in the US House of Representatives (1919-1938) and Senate (1938-1947). He was the Democratic nominee for the Governorship of New York in 1946, losing to Thomas E. Dewey (the Republican candidate for President in 1944 and 1948). Mailing fold, not near signature. Fine condition.

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