J. Edgar Hoover. #13 Naida Smajic Rene Boyas. About Hoover.
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He was born on January 1, 1895 in Washington DC.After finishing high school, he started working at the Library of Congress while attending night classes at George Washington University Law School.In 1916, he was awarded his L.L.B and the next year, his L.L.M.He started working with the Department of Justice on July 26, 1917. He led the Department's General Intelligence Division and was named assistant to the attorney general. In 1921, he was named assistant direction of the Bureau of Investigation. He became the Director of the Bureau at 29 years old.As Director, he fired many unqualified agents and ordered background checks, interviews, and physical tests for new applicants. He also revived the policy of requiring legal or accounting training. Under Hoover, the Bureau grew in importance and became a big part of the government. Hoover died on May 2, 1972 in his sleep. He had led the FBI for 48 years.
He changed the FBI for the better, so that it gained responsibility and importance. He rid it of unqualified agents and made a new hiring process with only picked high-quality candidates.
Hoover established the FBI's national fingerprint depository and crime laboratory.
The crime laboratory would provide forensic analysis on investigations across the country.
He made the new fingerprint collection a national resource.
Hoover was honored for his contributions to forensic science in 1959 with the John A. Dondero Award from the International Association for Identification.