this day in crime history: may 10, 1924

On this date in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the Bureau of Investigation, predecessor to the FBI. Hoover would serve as the agency’s director until his death in 1972.

Further reading:

Wikipedia – J. Edgar Hoover

truTV – The Life and Career of J. Edgar Hoover

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6 thoughts on “this day in crime history: may 10, 1924

    • If you’re referring to the rumors that Hoover was gay, it’s certainly possible. But I tend to doubt he ever acted on any feelings of attraction he had towards men. As for the rumors of cross-dressing at parties, I’ve never given them any credence. No one knew better than Hoover the dangers of having such a skeleton in one’s closet.

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