A wax figure of J. Edgar Hoover stares everyone down
A wax figure of J. Edgar Hoover leans on a desk, a determined look on his face, outside the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The figure from Madame Tussauds was promoting the museum's show 'G-Men and Journalists.' The date was July 31, 2008. J. Edgar Hoover was the powerful and controversial head of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972.