J. E. Hoover

Self Closing Window Concept

“J. Edgar Hoover was around a lot in the 1960s and Jesse Weiss from Joe’s Stone Crab arranged a dinner at the restaurant for me to meet him. Hoover was a natty guy who fiddled with his cuff links and rearranged the silverware. While we were eating, he asked me if I had a mother, and when I said yes, he wanted to know how often I called her. He told me that mothers are the most important thing in life. Clyde Tolson was with us at the dinner. He was the deputy director of the FBI at the time, and he acted very reverential toward Hoover. We all heard the stories that they were gay, but they both acted in a very manly and dignified manner.