You think these are names that tell you who someone sleeps with, but they don't tell you that Hoover promoted men inclined to homosexual indiscretions, including Tolson, who had barely 18 months experience with the FBI when he became Hoover's deputy. Historic Congressional Cemetery.
Hoover reportedly used these for his own titillation, as well as holding them for blackmail purposes.
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New York: Facts on File. Later that year, he survived a gunfight with gangster Harry Brunette. Views Read Edit View history.
November 19, There is, too, a claim that as late aswhen Hoover was in his early 70s, he dallied with teenage boys during his habitual summer break in California. While all this was positive, Hoover's Division 8, euphemistically entitled Crime Records and Communications, had a priority mission.
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Former officials I interviewed, including three former attorney generals and several former assistant directors of the FBI, were at a loss to explain why Hoover refused to tackle the threat of organised crime. December 14, National Archives and Records Administration. Gid Powers, Richard