Lee Harvey Oswald
|Lee Harvey Oswald|
Lee Harvey Oswald in Minsk, 1959
|Born||October 18, 1939|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||November 24, 1963 (aged 24)|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Cause of death||Murdered by Jack Ruby|
|Other names||Alek J. Hidell|
O. H. Lee
|Spouse(s)||Marina Prusakova (m. 1961)|
Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was the presumed assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. A former United States 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 mortally wounded by Jack Ruby on live television.
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 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded, based on disputed acoustic evidence, that Oswald assassinated Kennedy "probably as a result of a conspiracy." The HSCA also stated: "The Warren Commission failed to investigate adequately the possibility of a conspiracy to assassinate the President."
- Findings of the Select Committee on Assassinations HSCA Final Report, pp. 3-4.