Definition of Hoover, J. Edgar in US English:

Hoover, J. Edgar

proper noun

  • (1895–1972), US government official; director of the FBI 1924–72; full name John Edgar Hoover. He reorganized the FBI into an efficient, scientific law-enforcement agency, but came under criticism for the organization's role during the McCarthy era and for its reactionary political stance in the 1960s.


Hoover, J. Edgar