Established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), the FBI did not receive its current name until 1935.
J. Edgar Hoover is the most well known historical figure from the FBI.
FBI in Joe SteeleEdit
The Government Bureau of Investgation was the primary investigative agency of the United States. It had its roots in the Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation, an agency President Joe Steele made ample use of in his first term. BoI agent J. Edgar Hoover colluded with the Steele Administration in creating evidence against Congressmen who opposed Steele's Four Year Plan. Hoover and the BoI "investigated" and arrested the Supreme Court Four for treason in February, 1934.
The BoI became the Government Bureau of Investigation in 1937 after Roland Laurence South attempted to assassinate Steele, and given free rein to detect "enemies" of the country. Most of these spies were people in the government or military or civilian life who had dared to protest against Steele's rule or just criticized Steele's policies.
Members of the GBI were nicknamed the Jeebies from the acronym but not in public where an individual could be overheard and reported.
FBI in "News From the Front"Edit
The FBI was responsible for shutting down The New Yorker for sedition.