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    [John F. Kennedy]. Warren Commission Report Signed by All Seven Commission Members and J. Lee Rankin. It is signed by all members including Chairman Earl Warren, Richard B. Russell, John Sherman Cooper, Hale Boggs, Gerald R. Ford, Allen W. Dulles, John J. McCloy and General Counsel J. Lee Rankin. After the Warren Commission had investigated the assassination of President Kennedy, they presented their conclusions to President Lyndon Johnson in this 888-page report about Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and the possibility that there was some kind of conspiracy. The report, bound in blue cloth with the presidential seal in gilt lettering on the front board, is officially entitled Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1964. XXVI Volumes plus Report Summary.). They are housed in the two original shipping boxes which are labeled "Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy." Box One reads, "Volumes I Thru XV - Hearings." Box Two reads, "Volumes XVI Thru XXVI - Exhibits."

    While riding through the streets of Dallas in the topless presidential limousine at 12:30 p.m. on November 22, 1963, the forty-six-year-old President Kennedy, sitting beside Jacqueline, was hit by two bullets. He was pronounced dead at a Dallas hospital thirty minutes later. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested one hour later, but the situation became complicated when Jack Ruby, armed with a Colt Cobra .38 Special, shot and killed Oswald in the basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters on November 24. Needing answers, President Johnson established the Warren Commission on November 29 to "evaluate all the facts and circumstances surrounding the assassination and the subsequent killing of the alleged assassin and to report its findings and conclusions to him [page ix]."

    During the extensive investigation, 552 witnesses were questioned and 3,100 exhibits were viewed. On several occasions, commission members travelled to Dallas to visit the scene of the assassination. Finally, after the lengthy hearings had been held, this final report was presented to President Johnson on September 24, 1964, and then to the public on September 27. In the conclusion, all seven Commission members agreed that all shots that hit the president and Governor John Connally "were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald [page 18]," and that Jack Ruby "entered the basement of the Dallas Police Department shortly after 11:17 a.m. and killed Lee Harvey Oswald at 11:21 a.m. [page 21]." The Commission also found "no evidence that either Lee Harvey Oswald or Jack Ruby were part of any conspiracy, domestic or foreign, to assassinate President Kennedy [page 21]." Through the years, these conclusions have been controversial.

    Also included is a John F. Kennedy Stamp First Day Cover bearing a single 5¢ JFK stamp, cancelled May 29, 1964, at Boston and an undated Christmas card from Vice President Humphrey. Both are laid in to the Report volume.

    Condition: Boards lightly rubbed with some very minor wear. Very good to near fine. Original shipping boxes worn and torn.

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