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1970's F.B.I.: Felt was #2. Who was #1?

 
 
Noddy24
 
Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 07:33 am
Mr. Noddy has been insisting that W. Mark Felt immediate and only superior in the F.B.I. was J. Edgar Hoover.

My recollections are that Mr. Hoover was out of the picture at that time. Perhaps he had retired, perhaps he died in harness paranoid to the end.

Can anyone substantiate memories with fact? Who was #1? Whatever happened to J. Edgar Hoover?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 07:35 am
Hoover had died.

Gray was his superior, I believe.

Just a sec while I grab the pertinent parts from the Vanity Fair article...
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 07:39 am
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by none other than Felt's new boss, L. Patrick Gray. (Gray, the acting F.B.I. director, had taken over after J. Edgar Hoover's death, six weeks before the break-in.)
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 07:41 am
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The FBI Directors from this period on are:

J. Edgar Hoover (1924-1972)
.....Acting director: L. Patrick Gray (1972-1973)
.....Acting director: William D. Ruckelshaus (1973)
Clarence M. Kelley (1973-1978)
William H. Webster (1978-1987)
.....Acting Director: John Otto (1987)
William S. Sessions (1987-1993)
.....Acting Director: Floyd I. Clarke (1993)
Louis J. Freeh (1993-2001)
.....Acting Director: Thomas J. Pickard (2001)
Robert S. Mueller III (2001-Present)


http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/F/Fe/Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation.htm
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 08:11 am
Thanks, Sozobe--both for the useful facts and for the speed.

I like the notion that JEH was churning in his grave before the Eternal Memorial Wreaths had time to weather.

By the by, J. Edgar Hoover is another patient who has been retroactively diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
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