J. Edgar Hoover Autograph

John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was an American law-enforcement administrator who served as the final Director of the Bureau of Investigation (BOI) and the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). President Calvin Coolidge first appointed Hoover as director of the BOI, the predecessor to the FBI, in 1924. After 11 years in the post, Hoover became instrumental in founding the FBI in June 1935, where he remained as director for an additional 37 years until his death in May 1972 – serving a total of 48 years leading both the BOI and the FBI and under eight Presidents. More about J. Edgar Hoover

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Current items with a signature of J. Edgar Hoover

These are the most current items with a signature of J. Edgar Hoover that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

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thumbnail1954 J EDGAR HOOVER Autographed/Signed Department of Justice Letter FBI Director$275.45logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover Autographed Custom Framed Letter 12/28/1937 PSA/DNA$450.00logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover Director of FBI Typed Letter Signed TLS 10/5/62 Ernest Broske$200.00logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover Signed Authentic Autographed Pair of Letters PSA/DNA$209.99logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover Signed Autographed 3 x 4.5 Slip JSA Certified FBI$149.99logo
thumbnailSIGNED J EDGAR HOOVER To Fellow FBI Associate on Framed Portrait by Paul Frehm$99.50logo
thumbnailThe Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover by Kinky Friedman, Signed/Inscr., 1st Ed, HC/DJ$6.74logo
Hoover expanded the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency and instituted a number of modernizations to policing technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Hoover also established and expanded a national blacklist, referred to as the FBI Index or Index List.

Later in life and after his death, Hoover became a controversial figure as evidence of his secretive abuses of power began to surface. He was also found to have routinely violated both the FBI's own policies and the very laws which the FBI was charged with enforcing, to have used the FBI to harass and sabotage political dissidents, to amass secret files for blackmailing high-level politicians, and to have collected evidence using illegal surveillance, wiretapping, and burglaries. Hoover consequently amassed a great deal of power and was able to intimidate and threaten political figures, including high-ranking ones. Read even more about J. Edgar Hoover at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of J. Edgar Hoover

In total, we tracked 466 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of J. Edgar Hoover (J EDGAR HOOVER SIGNED LETTER FBI 1939 INTERESTING CONTENT ABOUT MOVIE SCRIPT) was sold in November 2016 for $875.00 while the cheapest item (J. Edgar Hoover Auto Autographed Handwritting 2018 Super Break The Bar Signed) found a new owner for $0.99 in June 2022. The month with the most items sold (16) was April 2020 with an average selling price of $50.00 for an autographed item of J. Edgar Hoover. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in March 2017 with $150.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $9.99 was May 2024. In average, an autographed item from J. Edgar Hoover is worth $51.39.

Most recently, these items with a signature of J. Edgar Hoover were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1929 J. EDGAR HOOVER SIGNED LETTER FBI DIRECTOR TO US ASST ATTORNEY BROOKLYN$124.99logo
thumbnail1954 SIGNED J. Edgar Hoover Letter on Original FBI Stationery Beckett Auth COA$99.99logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover Autograph Signed Letter Dated 8/10/55 PSA/DNA GRADE 8 NM-MT$118.50logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover Autograph Signed Letter Dated 9/14/55 PSA/DNA GRADE 8 NM-MT$118.50logo
thumbnailJ. EDGAR HOOVER Autographed Art PRINT Paul Frehm Personalized Framed 6/20/42$49.99logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover Signed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Letter$119.00logo
thumbnailJ. Edgar Hoover signed letter dated 1958 Former FBI Director$39.00logo
thumbnailRare nice J. Edgar Hoover letter/autograph to future arch enemy, Jack Anderson$147.05logo
thumbnailSIGNED J. Edgar Hoover AUTOGRAPHED Original FBI THE STORY of the FBI pamphlet$65.00logo
thumbnailThe FBI Story By Don Whitehead Signed By J. Edgar Hoover$9.99logo

Latest News about J. Edgar Hoover

A Shocking Tale Of Unraveling The Truth and Lies Of J. Edgar Hoover (02/15/19): Millie L. McGhee Morris, an African-American author and publisher has a astonishing inspirational story. Growing up Millie was a blissful child until she was later compromised by a dark secret that would change her life completely. Interested yet? Go to news article

In the Loop: There was a time in Washington when anyone could just look up J. Ed (03/13/15): Back in the 60s, you could find the home addresses of most senators and senior administration officials in the congressional directory.

Dinesh D'Souza: Obama is my J. Edgar Hoover (01/19/15): On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, he lashes out at Obama on Twitter.

“There is but one way out for you”: Read the uncensored letter J. Edgar Hoover w (11/12/14): Historian discovers unredacted copy of longtime FBI chief's chilling letter

Today's obits: Robert S. Rea was recognized by J. Edgar Hoover for his FBI work (10/24/14): Rea, 87, lived in Camillus for many years and was a member of St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Go to news article

Older News Stories about J. Edgar Hoover

Dylan Baker To Play J. Edgar Hoover In Selma (06/2014): Actor Dylan Baker has been tapped to play former U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation director J. Edgar Hoover in the Martin Luther King , Jr . biopic Selma .

J. Edgar Hoover: The librarian who became America’s ‘most-powerful man’ (05/2014): On May 2, 1972, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover died of heart disease at a Washington hospital, ending his 48-year total control over the federal agency he managed and created. Hoover, a power unto himself, actually started his professional career as a librarian and used those skills to shape the FBI.

Stealing J. Edgar Hoover's Secrets (01/2014): One night in 1971, files were stolen from an F.B.I. office near Philadelphia. They proved that the bureau was spying on thousands of Americans. The case was unsolved, until now.

Sen. Carl Levin imagines NSA phone-tracking in hands of J. Edgar Hoover (07/2013): Sen. Carl Levin (D) of Michigan says the phone-monitoring technology used by the US National Security Agency to battle terrorism has “a greater potential to invade our privacy” than what was possible in the past.

Video: All That Mattered: J. Edgar Hoover rises to power (05/2013): On this day, 89 years ago, J. Edgar Hoover was named director of what would later become known as the FBI. Charlie Rose reports.