Greatest FBI director


  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Clarence M. Kelley
  • William H. Webster
  • William S. Sessions
  • Louis Freeh
  • Robert Mueller
  • James Comey
  • Christopher A. Wray

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A more interesting poll might be (allowing multiple votes): which of these names are you sure was ever the FBI director?

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Hard for me to imagine any except Hoover as great, but easy to imagine that Hoover’s flaws and mistakes were so serious that some would not put him in the top half of that list, maybe not even in the top 7.

Yeah, my first thought was that Hoover should be near the bottom, but top makes some sense, too. But really I couldn’t say at all. Other than Hoover and Comey, I can’t say I know all that much about any of them. Mueller post-FBI doesn’t count, I assume. Even now that more attention has been brought to the FBI in recent years, I can’t say I know much about Wray. He seems to be doing his best to remain unnoticed.