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J. EDGAR HOOVER
Born: January 1, 1895 in Washington, District of Columbia
Died: May 2, 1972 in Washington, District of Columbia
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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. Hoover was intimately involved in the production of The FBI Story. He personally selected Stewart for the lead role, demanded the re-shooting of scenes he considered unsuitable to the Bureau's image, and assigned two agents to observe director Mervyn LeRoy during production.
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-1959-The-FBI-Story (in person), -1958-Machine-Gun-Kelly (in person), -1943-Youth-in-Crisis (in person), -1936-You-Can't-Get-Away-with-It (in person), -2013-After-Newtown:-Guns-in-America (Other), -2011-Looking-for-Lenny (Other), -2008-King (Other), -2007-True-Bond (Other), -2007-Undercover-History (Other), -2004-Bito-Takeshi-no-akuyaku-no-susume!! (Other), -2004-Cecil-B.-DeMille:-American-Epic (Other), -2003-National-Geographic:-The-FBI (Other), -2001-It-Conquered-Hollywood!-The-Story-of-American-International (Other), -2000-The-Kennedys:-The-Curse-of-Power (Other), -1998-Scandalize-My-Name:-Stories-from-the-Blacklist (Other), -1997-Dangerous-World:-The-Kennedy-Years (Other), -1997-Red-Dwarf (Other), -1992-The-Real-Malcolm-X (Other), -1982-The-Atomic-Cafe (Other), -1971-Men-of-Crisis:-The-Harvey-Wallinger-Story (Other), -1945-The-House-on-92nd-Street (Other), -1960-Operation-Abolition (Writer), -1942-The-Next-of-Kin (Performer), -1979-UFO's-Are-Real (in person), -1960-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), -2014-The-Sixties (Other), -2013-Khrushchev-Does-America (Other), -1991-2010-The-American-Experience (Other), -2009-30-for-30 (Other), -2008-Crime-Wave:-18-Months-of-Mayhem (Other), -2007-Trumbo (Other), -2007-L'inamovible-Hoover--le-plus-grand-ripou-d'Amerique (Other), -2006-The-U.S.-vs.-John-Lennon (Other), -2004-Dead-Men's-Secrets (Other), -2001-The-Majestic (Other), -1996-American-Justice (Other), -1993-American-Justice:-Target---Mafia (Other), -1992-Beyond-'JFK':-The-Question-of-Conspiracy (Other), -1975-Brother-Can-You-Spare-a-Dime (Other), -1952-Walk-East-on-Beacon! (Writer), -1973-Dillinger (in person), -1951-Gillette-Cavalcade-of-Sports (in person), -2014-Marilyn-Monroe:-Murder-on-Fifth-Helena-Drive (Other), -2011-King-Kennedy (Other), -2012-J.-Edgar:-The-Most-Powerful-Man-in-the-World (Other), -2011-The-Real-American:-Joe-McCarthy (Other), -2011-Kennedys'-Home-Movies (Other), -2011-Sing-Your-Song (Other), -2008-Mobsters (Other), -1995-2005-Biography (Other), -2001-The-Real-Untouchables (Other), -2000-Howard-Hughes:-His-Women-and-His-Movies (Other), -1999-The-20th-Century:-A-Moving-Visual-History (Other), -1991-JFK (Other), -1983-Seeing-Red (Other), -1952-The-Hoaxters (Other), -1952-Walk-East-on-Beacon! (Other), -1940-Queen-of-the-Mob (Writer), -1940-Parole-Fixer (Writer), -1939-Undercover-Doctor (Writer), -1939-Persons-in-Hiding (Writer), -1935-'G'-Men (Casting), -1999-Great-Books (in person), -2014-Freedom-Summer (Other), -2013-Beat-Generation (Other), -2013-The-March (Other), -2012-2013-America's-Book-of-Secrets (Other), -2012-10-Things-You-Don't-Know-About (Other), -2010-Secret-Origin:-The-Story-of-DC-Comics (Other), -2009-The-Kennedy-Assassination:-24-Hours-After (Other), -2009-Shouting-Fire:-Stories-from-the-Edge-of-Free-Speech (Other), -2007-Close-up (Other), -2007-Oswald's-Ghost (Other), -1999-The-Source:-The-Story-of-the-Beats-and-the-Beat-Generation (Other), -1998-Cold-War (Other)
  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 17995
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 17995
    J. EDGAR HOOVER This card, signed by Hoover, is printed with his name and "Director Federal Bureau of Investigation". Printed card signed in ink: "J. Edgar Hoover". 4x2¼ cardstock. Captioned: "Autograph/J. Edgar Hoover/Director/Federal Bureau of Investigation".

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    $200.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1951 CO-SIGNED BY: A. HOLMES  - HFSID 82314
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1951 CO-SIGNED BY: A. HOLMES BALDRIDGE, A. DEVITT VANECH, JOSEPH C. DUGGAN, WILLIAM AMORY UNDERHILL, H. GRAHAM MORRISON, JAMES M. MCINERNEY, DEAN L. SCHEDLER, FREDERICK C. KILGUSS, ARGYLE R. MACKEY, SAL ANDRETTA - HFSID 82314
    Special Price
    J. EDGAR HOOVER and the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Signatures from 15 members of the Department of Justice circa 1951, including J. Edgar Hoover, Assistant Attorney General H. Graham Morrison, and lobbyist William Amory Underhill. Extremely rare! Autograph sentiment signed: "With Warmest regards and/highest esteem", "J.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 01/14/1937  - HFSID 43061
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 01/14/1937 - HFSID 43061
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover signs a 10x14 publicity photograph. Large Photograph inscribed and signed: "To American History Students,/Centralia Township High School/With best wishes/J. Edgar Hoover/1-14-37". Sepia, 10x14 overall, image 5x8½, (one surface). J.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 05/28/1948  - HFSID 169235
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 05/28/1948 - HFSID 169235
    J. EDGAR HOOVER Large 9x11½ sepia-toned bust photo of J. Edgar Hoover in a tie and pinstriped suit, signed with his "Best wishes" in 1948 Inscribed photograph signed "To Michael Zales/Best wishes/5-28-48 J. Edgar Hoover". B/w sepia-toned, 9x11½ overall, 6¾x8¾ image, one surface, printed on cardstock.

    Sale Price $360.00

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED 06/26/1940  - HFSID 32956
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED 06/26/1940 - HFSID 32956
    J. EDGAR HOOVER Hoover signed this 9x11 printed Paul Frehm portrait of himself, from the neck up and in suit-and-tie, "With best wishes" in 1940. Inscribed printed portrait signed "For J. Duane Upton/With best wishes/J. Edgar Hoover/6-26-40". B/w, 9x11 overall, 6¾x8½ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED 08/04/1941  - HFSID 182688
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED 08/04/1941 - HFSID 182688
    J. EDGAR HOOVER Hoover signed this printed Paul Frehm portrait of himself, from the neck up and in suit-and-tie, "Best wishes" in 1941. Inscribed printed portrait signed "To Horace Hilton Pato/Best wishes/J. Edgar Hoover/8-4-41." B/w, 8¼x10¼ overall, 7¼x9 image, one surface.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED 07/27/1966  - HFSID 17996
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED 07/27/1966 - HFSID 17996
    J. EDGAR HOOVER Hoover signed this mounted b/w photo of himself seated at a table and in suit-and-tie "Best wishes" in 1966. The photo, is mounted on 9x11 cardstock. Inscribed photograph mount signed "To Carlton J. Corliss/Best wishes/J. Edgar Hoover/7.27.66". B/w, 6½ x8¼ photograph mounted on 9 x 11 cardstock.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 31451
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 31451
    J. EDGAR HOOVER This card, signed by Hoover, is printed with his name and "Director Federal Bureau of Investigation". Printed card signed in ink: "J. Edgar Hoover". 5¼x2½ white paper. Captioned: "Autograph/J. Edgar Hoover/Director/Federal Bureau of Investigation".

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1962  - HFSID 85480
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1962 - HFSID 85480
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends his thanks to for the inscribed book, "Antiques I Have Known". Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7x9¼. Washington, D.C., 1962 January 2. To Miss Corinne Griffith, Los Angeles, California.

    Sale Price $270.00

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/06/1965  - HFSID 82275
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/06/1965 - HFSID 82275
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends his thanks for the birthday wishes. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7x9½. Washington, D.C., 1965 January 6. To Mrs. Charles O. Bahls, Chicago, Illinois.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

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

    Sale Price $270.00

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1937  - HFSID 46876
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1937 - HFSID 46876
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a typed letter thanking the recipient for his kind remarks. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 6½x9. Washington, D.C., 1937 January 19. To Bernard J. Wells, State's Attorney, Baltimore.

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    $300.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/27/1943  - HFSID 46067
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/27/1943 - HFSID 46067
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends his autograph to a collector. Typed Letter Signed: "J. E. Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7x9¼. Washington, D.C., 1943 January 27. To Mr. Tom A. Creager, Dayton, Ohio.

    Sale Price $270.00

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/01/1950  - HFSID 258045
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/01/1950 - HFSID 258045
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a letter to John Fischbach answering a question that he had. Typed Letter Signed: "J. E. Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 8x7. Washington, D.C., 1950 February 1.To John A. Fischbach, Lemay, Missouri. On Federal Bureau of Investigation letter head.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/25/1946  - HFSID 76499
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/25/1946 - HFSID 76499
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends his autograph on a caricature to a collector. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1946 February 25. To Mr. Juan Cipriano, Rosario, Republic of Argentine.

    Sale Price $270.00

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/11/1935 CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES M. MEAD - HFSID 46065
    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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    $300.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/11/1968  - HFSID 1211
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/11/1968 - HFSID 1211
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a typed letter saying that he regrets but he is not able to help with a narcotics problem. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7x9½. Washington, 1968 March 11. To Mrs. Hilda Kopelman, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/16/1949  - HFSID 169234
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/16/1949 - HFSID 169234
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a letter and a check for services rendered. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1949 March 16. To Honorable John F. Ballenger, Detroit, Michigan.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/28/1950  - HFSID 253414
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/28/1950 - HFSID 253414
    J. EDGAR HOOVER About bank robber Willie Sutton. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1950 March 28. To Carl M. Holmgren, Concord, New Hampshire.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/08/1947  - HFSID 123
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/08/1947 - HFSID 123
    J. EDGAR HOOVER Thank you letter on his official stationery, to an Ohio admirer Typed letter signed: "J. Edgar Hoover", 1 page, 8x10½, on letterhead of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC., 1947 April 8. Addressed to Mrs. G. H.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/21/1955  - HFSID 79747
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/21/1955 - HFSID 79747
    J. EDGAR HOOVER The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation pens his name on this letter responding to the recipient's request for a bulletin Typed Letter signed: "J. E. Hoover" as Director of the Bureau of Investigation, 1p, 8x7. Washington 25. D.C.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/03/1960  - HFSID 17993
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/03/1960 - HFSID 17993
    Hoover signed this letter in 1960 in response to a letter from James W. Scoville, a lawyer in Osage City, Kansas. In this letter, Hoover said that Richard W. Hobson, Jr., whom Scoville was looking for in order to settle an estate, "was known to the Warden of the State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma".

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    $300.00

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

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/23/1941  - HFSID 15492
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/23/1941 - HFSID 15492
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a letter acknowledging the receipt of a correspondence and that he has forwarded it on. Typed Letter Signed: "J. E. Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1941 May 23.To Alfred Bergman, New York, New York.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/25/1964  - HFSID 79547
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/25/1964 - HFSID 79547
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends his regrets that he will not be able to fulfill a request for a recording. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1964 May 25 To Mr. Vick Knight, Los Angeles, California.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1938  - HFSID 15681
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1938 - HFSID 15681
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends his thanks to a speech he gave on May 17, 1938 to a fan. Typed Letter Signed: "J. E. Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7x9¼. Washington, D.C., 1938 May 27. To Mr. George P. Hambrecht, State Director Vocational and Adult Education, Madison, Wisconsin.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/02/1942  - HFSID 27568
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/02/1942 - HFSID 27568
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a replacement to address the graduates of the Abbott Vocational School. Typed Letter Signed: "J. E. Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 7x9¼. Washington, D.C., 1942 June 2. To Mr. Charles Kohen, Washington, D. C. In full: "Inspector L.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/03/1936  - HFSID 82017
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/03/1936 - HFSID 82017
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends his autograph photograph to a collector and a letter of endorsement for the Boy Scouts of America. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director of the FBI, 1p, 6½x9. Washington, D.C., 1936 July 3. To Dr. Charles D.

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/13/1939  - HFSID 15425
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/13/1939 - HFSID 15425
    Hoover signed this typed letter to U. S. Judge Asa S. Herzog in 1939. Hoover provided Herzog with a case summary (not included) that he wished Herzog to use in the preparation of his 1940 book Camera, Take the Stand!

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  • J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1935  - HFSID 27281
    J. EDGAR HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1935 - HFSID 27281
    J. EDGAR HOOVER J. Edgar Hoover sends a typed letter explaining that the recipient can visit the Bureau but will not be able to lend his name as a co-author on a series of articles. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Edgar Hoover" as Director, 1p, 6½x9. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.

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    $300.00

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