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J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/20/1945 - HFSID 293495

J. EDGAR HOOVER Signed letter to a wounded US Army Air Corps captain (and future CEO) at the end of World War II Typed Letter signed: "J. E. Hoover" as FBI Director, 1 page, 7x9, affixed to 8½x7 paper. Washington, D.C., 1945 November 20.

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J. EDGAR HOOVER
Signed letter to a wounded US Army Air Corps captain (and future CEO) at the end of World War II
Typed Letter signed: "J. E. Hoover" as FBI Director, 1 page, 7x9, affixed to 8½x7 paper. Washington, D.C., 1945 November 20. On official letterhead to Captain Ralph Errington Ward, Walter Reed General Hospital, Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. In full: "I was pleased to receive your letter of November 14, 1945. In response to your request there is enclose a card bearing my autograph [Item not included.] which I shall be happy to have included in your collection. With best wishes and kind regards, 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. 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. From the private collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Normal mailing creases. Upper left section wrinkled from adhesive. Lightly toned and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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