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Hoover, J. Edgar (1895-1972) to D. T. Schoonover

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02504.23 Author/Creator: Hoover, J. Edgar (1895-1972) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 13 October 1936 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks him for commending his speech entitled, "True Costs of Crime." Signed as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Addressed to Schoonover as Dean of Marietta College, Ohio.

People: Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972
Schoonover, D. T., fl. 1936

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: CrimeEducationGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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