Never-before-seen personal documents and correspondence preserved for fifty years from my journal and collection of original Warren Commission documents. I have used these documents and my journal as a primary source in my book about the Warren Commission.

From The San Francisco Book Review

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From The San Francisco Book Review History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Investigation into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy  Posted in History by editor – January 07, 2014   By Howard P. WillensOverlook Hardcover, $29.95, 400 pages Fifty years ago, America was devastated by the sudden loss of President John F. Kennedy, gunned down in his motorcade […]

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2 Great Reviews of My Book, “History Will Prove Us Right”

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As we approach publication (more to come on that, stay tuned!) the momentum is building and I must admit, it is quite exciting. Last week we were honored to receive 2 great reviews of “History Will Probe Us Right”. Kirkus Reviews observed that: Here, the author uses his journal and notes from the commission’s nine […]

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CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON AND THE “I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH”

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It was not until after President Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963 and the struggle for civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965 that I began to appreciate the significance of the 1963 March. The March had quickly become a symbol of what could be accomplished if men and women joined together in good faith to achieve their common goals.

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No Stranger, Indeed

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I sympathize with Dan Barry for the abuse he received after referring to Lee Harvey Oswald as the assassin of President Kennedy without using the qualifying phrase “alleged assassin.

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Warren Commission – Second Staff Conference (January 24, 1964)

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The Warren Commission’s General Counsel, J. Lee Rankin had originally directed that memos from the staff be ready by January 24, 1964, so that they could be considered by the commission at its meeting three days later. However, the commission changed its plans because of an emergency that had developed and as a result, the […]

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Statement of Objectives – January 22, 1964

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** Warren Commission General Counsel J. Lee Rankin thought it was important to give the members of the commission staff some initial instructions as to what he wanted to see from them. He knew that they all had volumes of investigative reports to study, but wanted them to undertake that task with specific objectives in […]

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About My Book

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Fifty years after JFK’s death, one of the lead investigators on the Warren Commission reexamines the group’s findings Click here to pre-order my book: History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Investigation into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy  On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered in front of hundreds […]

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MY TRIP TO DALLAS IN MARCH 1964

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By the end of February 1964, the Warren Commission lawyers had reviewed the investigative materials in their areas of responsibility and had identified the witnesses that might be called before commission or be deposed by them. They were eager to make the trip to Dallas, where most of the witnesses were located, but the criminal […]

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Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to My Blog

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Welcome to my blog!  I am writing a book about my work on the staff of the Warren Commission back in 1963-64. My book is scheduled to be published later this year before the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.  I have never done a blog before, or commented on any […]

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President Kennedy and Billie Sol Estes in 1962

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The May 15 obituary of Billie Sol Estes in the New York Times described Billie Sol Estes as the “Texan Con Man Whose Fall Shook Up Washington.”  It certainly shook up my life for 24 hours in the Spring of 1962.               I was working in the Justice Department’s […]

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