JFK, Oswald and Ruby: Politics, Prejudice and Truth with Burt W. Griffin

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Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with former Warren Commission lawyer Judge Burt Griffin, as he shares his experiences in investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Drawing from his experiences as the Commission’s assistant counsel, Judge Griffin uncovers the evidence of whether Jack Ruby was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, or both.

During our webinar, we’ll discuss his latest book, “JFK, Oswald and Ruby: Politics, Prejudice and Truth,” which explores the conflicting ambitions of Oswald and other key players in the events leading up to the assassination. Judge Griffin’s book reveals his initial doubts and how he conducted his investigation of the assassination, sifting through evidence and revealing concealed, withheld, or exaggerated facts. After nearly sixty years of research, Judge Griffin concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination.

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Little known fact: USCHS now occupies the same office suite the Warren Commission used when investigating President Kennedy’s assassination.

About the Author

Judge Burt W. Griffin served as the assistant counsel to President Johnson’s commission on the assassination of President Kennedy, also known as the Warren Commission. He shared responsibility for the investigation of Jack Ruby and the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. Judge Griffin received a B.A. cum laude from Amherst College in 1954 and an LL.B . degree from Yale in 1959. In January 1975, he was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Judge Griffin currently resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

In this book, former Warren Commission lawyer Burt Griffin examines anew the Kennedy assassination, its various investigations, its effects on the Cold War and the civil rights movement, and the motives of Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby. Griffin begins with his own skeptical reaction to the assassination, proceeds to the Dallas police investigation, and continues with the efforts of himself and his colleagues to sift truth from those who concealed, withheld, or exaggerated evidence.

After nearly six decades of study, Judge Griffin is satisfied that Oswald acted alone. He concludes that violence in the Cold War and civil rights movement caused Oswald to believe that blame for Kennedy’s death might be placed on followers of rightwing activist and former U.S. Army general Edwin Walker. The author gives the Walker movement a more prominent place in the assassination story and traces the conflicting ambitions of Walker, Oswald, Kennedy and Ruby as they collided in October and November 1963. This book separates truth from fiction and examines how insignificant, unsuspected, powerless people driven by very personal needs and fears can, with the help of a firearm, alter the course of history.