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J. Edgar Hoover's Tie
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Origin

J. Edgar Hoover

Type

Black Tie

Effects

Causes user to become more intimidating.

Downsides

Changes user's skin color. Also may cause paranoia.

Activation

Touch

Collected by

Fred G. Warren (agent of Warehouse and FBI)

Section

Pinkerton-435K

Date of Collection

May.5.1972

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OriginEdit

John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at age 77. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories.

Later in life and after his death Hoover became a controversial figure, as evidence of his secretive actions became known. His critics have accused him of exceeding the jurisdiction of the FBI. He used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders, and to collect evidence using illegal methods. Hoover consequently amassed a great deal of power and was in a position to intimidate and threaten sitting Presidents.

According to President Harry S Truman, Hoover transformed the FBI into his private secret police force; Truman stated that "we want no Gestapo or secret police. FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him".

CollectionEdit

After J. Edgar Hoover died, the tie was sent to the Warehouse by an agent of both Warehouse 13 and the FBI.

EffectsEdit

Worn by Hoover during many of his interrogations, the tie increases the intimidation of the user, but causes the user's skin color to change, either getting lighter or darker. 

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