• Short Summary

    President Richard Nixon led Americans on Thursday (4 May) in a tribute to J. Edgar?

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    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.

    This film has natural sound throughout.

    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MOOREB3A249VKTMK7TX1262B
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MOOREB3A249VKTMK7TX1262B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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