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In what year did the FBI admit its first women special agents in training?

A. 1980
B. 1958
C. 1972
D. 1969

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Answer: C, 1972

"In the 1920s, three women—Alaska Davidson, Jessie Duckstein and Lenore Houston—served as FBI agents. None were hired during the tenure of J. Edgar Hoover, who reportedly required all female employees to wear skirts or dresses and prohibited them from smoking at their desks (a “perk” enjoyed by men at the time). Shortly after Hoover’s death in 1972, the FBI Academy admitted two female agents-in-training: Susan Lynn Roley, a Marine Corps lieutenant, and Joanne Pierce, a former nun.


Posted by FederalDaily Staff on May 18, 2017 at 10:32 PM

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