1920's project By: Caleb Jarvis

"Justice is incidental to law and order."

I was assigned to do a project about J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover was born in Washington DC on January 1, 1895. Hoover was an FBI agent and an assistant of an attorney general. He had many things to do with the FBI. One of the major things he did was increasing the size of the FBI. Increasing the size was his goal and devotion for the FBI.

"No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family."

He was very successful at increasing the size of the FBI. In 1840 there was only approximately 890 agents, increasing to 7,002 in 1952 and all the way up to 10,000 in 1970. Before that extreme increase in FBI agents he was made head of the general intelligence division in 1919. He has served through many presidents, the first being Franklin D. Roosevelt and the last being Richard Nixon.

"The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair."

His great acts and devotion to the FBI got him promoted to assistant director of the FBI. He improved not only the number of FBI agent but their quality as well. He held office as the FBI director for 48 years until he was to old to direct it and passed away. So what degree and education he had to make all of this possible? He had a masters degree at George Washington University.

"Justice is incidental to law and order."

Resources: http://www.history.com/topics/j-edgar-hoover and http://www.azquotes.com/author/6877-J_Edgar_Hoover

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