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G-Man Jr.: 1917

G-Man Jr.: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Hoover, John Edgar." The future head of the FBI in his early 20s. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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1917 was the year J. Edgar received his law degree and joined the Justice Department. We're seeing him at the start of a career with the DOJ that lasted until his death in 1972.

Toughest momma's boy there ever was

as he was still living at home when this picture was taken and would continue to do so until her death in 1938, when he was 43.

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