J. Edgar Hoover - Director of the FBI

The F.B.I. under J. Edgar Hoover had enough bite to scare organized crime into legitimate enterprises.  However, with law enforcement agencies defanged and declawed we are now lectured by a talking dog on how to fortify our homes and protect ourselves against criminals.  Hoover was a member of Justice Lodge No. 46; Lafayette Chapter No. 5 RAM; K.T. in Washington Commandery No. 1 D.C.; member of the Grand Council Order of DeMolay.

From 10,000 Famous Freemasons

J. Edgar Hoover Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1924. b. Jan. 4, 1895 in Washington, D.C. He was graduated from George Washington U. in 1916, and 1917, and holds honorary degrees from many other institutions. He entered the Department of Justice in 1917, and from 1919-21 was special assistant to the attorney general of the U.S. From 1921-24 he was assistant director of the FBI. He became a member of Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1920, and is a charter member of Justice Lodge No. 46 (Dec. 15, 1926). He was exalted in Lafayette Chapter No. 5, R.A.M., and knighted in Washington Commandery No. 1, K.T., both of the District of Columbia. He received the Scottish Rite degrees (SJ), and is a 33, honorary. He belongs to Almas Shrine Temple of the district, and is an active member of the grand council, Order of DeMolay. On May 2, 1950, he received the Grand Lodge of New York's Achievement Award, and in 1954 was awarded the gold medal of the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. d. May 2, 1972.




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