Hoover, J. Edgar

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Hoover, J. Edgar Gender: M
John Edgar Hoover
born on 1 January 1895 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Washington, District of Columbia, 38n54, 77w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date in question
Rodden Rating XX
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°54' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°52 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°23'

J. Edgar Hoover


American Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1924, famous for his dramatic campaigns against public enemies and organized crime. As the FBI's leader, he made the Bureau into one of the world's most efficient law-enforcement agencies. He joined the Department of Justice in 1917, first serving as a lawyer.

Hoover was one of four children to parents with a heritage of Swiss descendants and a foundation in the stern principles of Calvinism. His childhood ambition was to be a minister. At his local high school he became captain of cadets and earned the nickname of "Speed." He was valedictorian of the class of 1913, and was determined to attain a legal career. In 1916, he acquired the LL.B from George Washington University, and added a Masters degree in 1917.

His employment started with the Department of Justice as a file reviewer, and in 1919 he was appointed special assistant to the Attorney General, assigned to handling deportation proceedings against alien agitators, an assignment that he disliked immensely. By 1921, Hoover was named assistant director of the FBI and was appointed acting director on 5/10/1924 with the assurance that there would be "no politics, no outside influence." With this guarantee, Hoover, who was confirmed as director seven months later, overhauled the Bureau.

He transformed the FBI into a state-of-the-art national center for law enforcement with extensive fingerprint files, nationwide crime statistics, a technologically advanced laboratory and a top-notch training academy. He led the bureau in a series of investigations designed to curb subversive activities, fighting gangsterism during the Prohibition era from 1919 to 1933, and for a vigorous anti-Communist campaign after World War II. In September 1939, the FBI was directed to "coordinate" all matters relating to "espionage, sabotage, and violations of the neutrality regulations". The number of FBI agents was increased from 600 to a wartime peak of 5000. Following the war, FBI agents infiltrated and exposed the Communist Party and the Ku Klux Klan, and took an active part in enforcing civil rights. Hoover quickly became one of the most powerful figures in Washington and the confidant of the Presidents he served, from Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon.

Until the death of his mother in 1938, Hoover made his home in the house in which he was born. He remained a bachelor, but since 1928 had a close companion, Clyde Tolson, five years Hoover's junior and one of his closest aides (born 5/22/1900). Much of the inside information about Hoover's personal activities and 'hidden' power was revealed in 1972, the year Hoover died, and later. Jack Anderson of the Washington Post, one of the rare reporters who testified of FBI corruption, told a congressional committee that the "FBI chief has demonstrated an intense interest in who is sleeping with whom in Washington" and "conducts secret investigations of prominent Americans." "Citizen Hoover", by Jay Robert Nash, was a savage critique of Hoover's entire career, describing him as "benefactor and bully, protector and oppressor, truth-giver and liar." The book "John Edgar Hoover" by Hank Messick linked Hoover's relationship with organized crime. In 1991, Curt Gentry wrote "J. Edgar Hoover, The Man and the Secrets." a well researched study of the man who ran the Federal Bureau of Investigation for half a century. In this book, Gentry describes a man who was obsessed with others' sexuality, having an endless hate list with Blacks and Jews at the top, having inside knowledge of the Mafia's plan to kill the Kennedy's, and never associating with anyone socially unless he had harmful information on them. This routine blackmail by Hoover included thousands of illegal wire-taps, bugs, mail-openings and burglaries used to extort loyalty from - or ruin, politicians and various entertainers. As for the eight presidents Hoover served under, some wanted to fire him but dared not because, as Richard Nixon said on the White House tapes: "He's got files on everybody, God damn it!" Anthony Summers' controversial best-seller, "Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover" re-affirmed Hoover's use of secret files to manipulate politicians, especially the Kennedy brothers, his overt homosexuality and cross-dressing affinity, and his mental instability that others feared to unleash in a narrow world of power. He was ruthless with his detractors, and so his power and public identification with the nation's top civil servant in combating crime was never toppled while he was in office. A corrupt bigot, blackmailer and cross-dresser, he read and kept an extensive collection of pornography.

When Hoover died in his sleep while in office in 1972, President Nixon gave him a state funeral and praised him as an American hero. Despite revisionists of history after his death and despite the controversy of Hoover being accused of abusing his power and exceeding the jurisdiction of the FBI, the reputation which he built for the Federal Bureau of Investigation remains unparalleled as a law enforcement organization.

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  • associate relationship with Rudd, Eldon (born 15 July 1920)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Seberg, Jean (born 13 November 1938)
  • role played of/by Beatty, Ned (born 6 July 1937). Notes: 1985 TV miniseries "Robert Kennedy and His Times"
  • role played of/by Knight, T. R. (born 26 March 1973). Notes: Knight played Hoover in "Genius"
  • role played of/by Sheen, Martin (born 3 August 1940). Notes: 2021 film "Judas and the Black Messiah"


  • Work : Gain social status 1913 (Valedictorian of H.S. class)
  • Social : End a program of study 1916 at 12:00 midnight in Washington, D.C. (Earned LL.B)
  • Work : New Career 1917 (Joined DOJ as a lawyer)
  • Social : End a program of study 1917 (Earned Masters)
  • Work : Gain social status 1919 (Assistant to Attorney General)
  • Work : New Job 1921 (Appointed assistant director of FBI)
  • Work : Gain social status 10 May 1924 (Became Director of FBI)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1928 (Companion, Clyde Tolson)
  • Death of Mother 1938
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1972 (Age 77)

Source Notes

"Richard Powers, Secrecy and Power," p.8, taken from Hoover's diary. "Official and Confidential, The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover," Anthony Summers, 1993, p.15, same data, "from a dosier he kept on himself."

(Church of Light had given 7:00 AM prior to this "from Hoover in a letter." Same in Sabian Symbols No.475)

Sy Scholfield quotes Millie L. McGhee's biography in which she claims to have the birth certificate for J. Edgar Hoover stating he was born June 1st 1895 (and not January 1st as he claimed himself without providing any documentation other than his own biographical statement)?"

Excerpt from "The Mysterious Origins of J. Edgar Hoover" by Edward Spannaus

(Printed in the American Almanac, August, 2000.)


"Who Was J. Edgar?

"With his interest piqued by McGhee's account, this writer has confirmed that there are substantial discrepancies and oddities concerning J. Edgar Hoover's early biography.

Strikingly, there does not appear to be {any} contemporaneous record of Edgar's birth in Washington. Hoover's own autobiographical account--on which virtually all biographers have relied--states that he was born January 1, 1895, at his parents' home on Seward Square, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., with a physician, Dr. Mallan, in attendance.

"However, despite the fact that it was legally required to report a birth to the District of Columbia Health Dept, and that this had been done for the first two children born in the family (Dickerson, Jr. and Lillian), there was no certificate of birth filed for Edgar by Dr. Mallan.

"The entry for John Edgar Hoover in the Washington D.C. index of births was clearly added at a much later date, and the certificate number contains the suffix ``D--signifying a delayed filing.

"This writer obtained a certified copy of Edgar's actual birth certificate--which was not filed until 1938, when Hoover was 43 years old! The verification of birth is provided by an affidavit executed by Edgar's older brother Dickerson N. Hoover, Jr., who states that he was present when Edgar was born, and that he himself was 15 years old at the time. Oddly, Dickerson's affidavit does not mention a doctor being present, in contrast to Edgar's own account.

"(Curiously, Hoover never applied for a birth certificate until after his mother's death in February 1938. It seems obvious that his mother--if she in fact was his mother--would have been by far the best witness, rather than a 15-year-old boy.)

"John Edgar Hoover was baptized at age 13, during the time he was under the tutelage of his brother Dickerson, who took him from one church to another, looking for the most prestigious congregation. The church baptismal record, obtained by this writer, lists his date of birth as June (not January) 1, 1895.

"A question also might be raised as to why Edgar was not baptized until age 13, since the various churches with which his family was associated (Catholic, Lutheran, and Presbyterian), all practice infant baptism.

"About the same time that Hoover's birth certificate was filed, in September 1938, he also obtained a letter from the church, certifying his baptismal record. The letter also gives Edgar's date of birth as June 1, 1895, with ``Jan. written over ``June in an obviously different hand than the signature of the church's then-current pastor."

A summarized version of this article appears at


also: "The J. Edgar Hoover Controversy" http://www.talion.com/hoover.htm


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (LL.B and Masters)
  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Racist, bigot)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker (Valedictorian of H.S. class)
  • Traits : Personality : Liar/ Fraud (Hypocrite)
  • Traits : Personality : Opportunist (Manipulative, power hungry)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Six)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Clyde Tolson, 44 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never married)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Gay partner, 44 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Director of FBI)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Stressful work
  • Lifestyle : Home : Same location lifetime
  • Passions : Sexuality : Fetishism (Collected porno)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay (Closeted)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transvestite (Secretly)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Illegal wiretaps, blackmail)
  • Vocation : Business : Clerical/ Secretarial (File reviewer to start)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Law : FBI (Chief)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (FBI most noted chief)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Overhauled FBI)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book