Monthly Archives: November 2010

Heckuva job brownie, November 1963






FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, in a publicity shot Heckuva job brownie, November 1963     In what would now be called a ‘heckuva job, Brownie’ moment, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is on record as scattering praise and commendations freely in the days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Ironically, given the course of events and the unavailability of key personnel when… Read More

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Courtney Evans and J. Edgar Hoover, before and after Nov. 22, 1963






Courtney Evans and J. Edgar Hoover, before and after Nov. 22, 1963 Following up the previous post— J. Edgar Hoover In March 1963, longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover rated the job performance of one of his Assistant FBI Directors, Courtney Allen Evans, “Outstanding” for the fifth year in a row. Hoover summarized Evans’ position thus: Mr. Evans is the Assistant Director in charge of… Read More

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November 22, 1963–Nobody minding the store






November 20, 1963, and November 26, 1963 Courtney A. Evans, FBI On November 22, 1963, Courtney A. Evans, Assistant Director of the Special Investigative Division in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was in Seattle, Wash., to give a speech for the FBI when he heard the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. Evans, a friend of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, rushed… Read More

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