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Hoover, J. Edgar

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHoover, J. EdgarJ. Edgar HooverHoover, J. Ed‧gar /dʒeɪ ˈedɡə $ -gər/  (1895–1972) the most important director of the fbi, from 1924 until his death. Hoover is remembered as someone with very strong anti-Communist views, and he was criticized for having too much power and for collecting information about people who were not criminals or enemies of the country.
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