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Lyndon Johnson being sworn in as President aboard Air Force I, beside Jacqueline Kennedy.
Lyndon Johnson being sworn in as President aboard Air Force I, beside Jacqueline Kennedy.

The Warren Commission was only the first of several federal investigations which looked into the Kennedy assassination:

Warren Commission – Appointed by President Johnson, the Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Garrison Investigation – New Orleans DA Jim Garrison’s investigation ended in the acquittal of Clay Shaw.

Rockefeller Commission – Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller's post-Watergate probe conducted a limited analysis of JFK photographic and medical evidence.

Church Committee – This wide-ranging Senate Committee investigation documented widespread abuses by FBI and CIA, including CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.

House Select Committee on Assassinations – Congress created the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which re-investigated the JFK case and found the Kennedy was "probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy."

Assassination Records Review Board – The Assassination Records Review Board oversaw massive declassifications in the 1990s and conducted its own interviews.

RESOURCES:

Documents

Warren Report - Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, 1964.

Clay Shaw Trial Transcript - Transcript of the trial of Clay Shaw, culmination of the Garrison investigation, 1969.

Rockefeller Report: Chapter 19 - Allegations Concerning the Assassination of President Kennedy, 1975.

Church Committee: Book V - The Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Performance of the Intelligence Agencies, 1976.

HSCA Final Assassinations Report - Report of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1979.

ARRB Final Report - Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, 1998.

 


Related Starting Points

Books of Interest

    Rush To Judgment
Mark Lane
Thunder's Mouth Press, 1992
 
    The Assassination Chronicles
Edward Jay Epstein
Carroll and Graf Publishers, Inc., 1992
 
    Cover-Up
Stewart Galanor
Kestrel Books, 1998
 
    House Select Committee on Assassinations Final Report
House Select Committee on Assassinations
Mary Ferrell Foundation Press, 1/2/1979
 
    Master Index to the J.F.K. Assassination Investigations
Meagher, Sylvia and Owens, Gary
The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1980


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