President Richard Nixon led Americans on Thursday (4 May) in a tribute to J. Edgar?
President Richard Nixon led Americans on Thursday (4 May) in a tribute to J. Edgar Hoover at the funeral of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation(F.B.I.) chief in Washington's National Presbyterian Church. He said Hoover was a legend and a giant who had created an incorruptible law enforcement agency which was inseparable from his own greatness.
Members of the cabinet, diplomats and government officials heard the President describe the 77-year-old Hoover, who was found dead on Tuesday (2 May), as a man who'd become a legend in his own lifetime and had lived up to it as time passed.
As he delivered the eulogy, Mr Nixon stood near the flag-draped coffin. Following the service, the President and his wife followed the coffin as it was carried out of the church.
Mr Hoover was later buried in the family grave -- just a few streets from where he was born.
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SYNOPSIS: It was in Washington's National Presbyterian Church on thursday that the final tributes to J. Edgar Hoover, the late chief of America's Federal Bureau of Investigation -- or F.B.I. as it's known -- were said on Thursday, Members of the cabinet, diplomats and law-enforcement officials were among the congregation at the law-enforcement director's funeral. And President Nixon delivered the eulogy
Following the service, Mr Nixon and his wife followed the flag-draped coffin out of the church. Mr hoover was later taken to a cemetery and buried in the family grave -- just a few streets from where he was born.