July 26, 1917

On July 26, 1917, the 22-year old J. Edgar Hoover was hired by the US Department of Justice, the forerunner of the FBI. It should be noted that Hoover did not sleep his way to the top position in the Justice Department/FBI, he earned it through hard work and learning who to schmooze in the Capitol. He also used the Bureau’s agents to get blackmail information on everyone and anyone, so if he needed to have a steel-fist in a velvet glove, it was there when he needed it. It also helped him to keep his alternative lifestyle a secret, like he kept Senator Strom Thurmond’s secret mixed race illegitimate daughter a secret. J. Edgar Hoover, a gay American who would have thrown you UNDER the jail, if you ever publicly called him gay.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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