Named the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. (John) Edgar Hoover held that post until his death in 1972 and wielded extensive and often unauthorized powers during that controversial reign. In the realm of 20th century American political autographs, this J. Edgar Hoover example is a definitive cornerstone to any collection. The medium is a dated 5/13/36 sheet on FBI letterhead. The TLS letter is in response to an Illinois native's autograph request. At the conclusion, Hoover has signed in black-ink steel tip fountain pen (“9” strength). The crisp page has normal mailing folds and presents wonderfully. A black-and-white photo accompanies and is framed and matted to overall 21-1/2 x 15-1/2 dimensions. Auction LOA from JSA.
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