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J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/14/1971 - HFSID 82313

J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a typed letter thanking a couple for their support. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7¼x9½, mounted to a board of same size. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1971 May 14. To Donald J.

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J. EDGAR HOOVER
J. Edgar Hoover sends a typed letter thanking a couple for their support.
Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7¼x9½, mounted to a board of same size. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1971 May 14. To Donald J. Voiovich, Crystal, Minnesota. In full: "Thank you for the generous comments in your letter of May 6th. I greatly appreciate the support of your wife and you in the face of recent attacks on my direction of the FBI. Your kind remarks certainly mean a great deal to me and are most encouraging. Sincerely yours," 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. In January 1971, the American Civil Liberties Union charged Hoover with a "vindictive act of personal retribution" in an incident involving an FBI agent who had criticized the FBI. In February, Senator George McGovern urged Hoover be cited for contempt of Congress for not supplying information to a Senate committee. On April 5, 1971, House Majority Leader Hale Boggs accused the FBI of tapping the telephones of Members of Congress and called for Hoover's resignation. J. Edgar Hoover died at 77 on May 2, 1972, less than a year after he wrote this letter. 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. Pinhead-size stain at blank lower border. Fine condition.

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