J. Edgar Hoover
publication date: Wednesday, June 8, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: There wouldn't have been such controversy over his fondness for women's undergarments if he hadn't made a career out of prying into Americans' privacy.
explanation: Hoover was director-for-life of the FBI, and gained unprecedented authority over the information of private citizens, but was lambasted for years as a cross-dresser. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, and E. M.