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Hoover, J. Edgar

Line breaks: J. Edgar Hoo¦ver
Pronunciation: /ˈhuːvə
 
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Definition of Hoover, J. Edgar in English:

( 1895–1972), American lawyer and director of the FBI 1924–72; full name John Edgar Hoover. He reorganized the FBI into an efficient, scientific law-enforcement agency, but came under criticism for the organization’s role during the McCarthy era.

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