FDR and J.Edgar

Tom Lehman TLEHMAN at lor.net
Tue Dec 22 18:24:21 PST 1998

Dear Doug and the LBOers,

About a week ago Seth Ackerman brought up H.D.White. Around the same time that Seth raised his question, Public Citizen went to court to get the Alger Hiss grand jury testimony unsealed. Public Citizen has also petitioned the court sometime ago to unseal H.D. White's grand jury testimony.

I can't recall reading about or hearing of FDR having any trouble with J. Edgar Hoover. In fact Hoover comes off as the perfect lap dog for Roosevelt.

Now we all know what FDR's politics were about and we all know what Hoover's politics were about. The question is, what did FDR have on Hoover? Anyone have any ideas. Maybe A.A. Berle had something big on Hoover---any good rumors from old professors or ancient friends.

Sincerely, Tom L.

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