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Crime History: Hoover hires his first and only female special agent

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On this day, Nov. 6, in 1924, Lenore Houston became the first and only woman female special agent hired by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. The next women agents weren't hired until 1972. Hoover was appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation, the precursor to the FBI, in 1924. Houston served in the Philadelphia office. She resigned in 1928, shortly after being transferred to the Washington...

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