LEE HARVEY OSWALD Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Name: Lee Harvey Oswald                                                             
Born: October 18, 1939 New Orleans, Louisiana                                       
Died: November 24, 1963 Dallas, Texas                                               
Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was the accused         
assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.   
A former Marine who defected to the Soviet Union and later returned, Oswald was     
arrested on suspicion of killing Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit and later       
connected to the assassination of President Kennedy. Oswald denied any             
responsibility for the murders. Two days later, before he could be brought to       
trial for the crimes, while being transferred under police custody from the         
police station to jail, Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby on live             
In 1964 the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated         
President John F. Kennedy single-handedly, a conclusion also reached by prior       
investigations of the FBI and the Dallas Police Department. In 1976 the House       
Select Committee on Assassinations agreed with the Warren Commission that Oswald   
assassinated Kennedy, but also concluded, largely based on controversial and       
disputed acoustic evidence, that Kennedy was assassinated "probably as a result     
of a conspiracy".                                                                   
According to a 2003 ABC poll, "seven in 10 Americans think the assassination of     
John F. Kennedy was the result of a plot, not the act of a lone killer  and a       
bare majority thinks that plot included a second shooter on Dealey Plaza."