Report Table of Contents
- Title Page, Commission Members, Transmittal Letter
- Chapter 1: Summary and Conclusions
- Chapter 2: The Assassination
- Chapter 3: The Shots from the Texas School Book Depository
- Chapter 4: The Assassin
- Chapter 5: Detention and Death of Oswald
- Chapter 6: Investigation of Possible Conspiracy
- Chapter 7: Lee Harvey Oswald: Background and Possible Motives
- Chapter 8: The Protection of the President
- Appendix 1: Press Release Announcing Appointment of Commission
- Appendix 2: Press Release Announcing Appointment of Commission
- Appendix 3: Pub. Law 88-202
- Appendix 4: Biographical Information and Acknowledgments
- Appendix 5: List of Witnesses
- Appendix 6: Commission Procedures for the Taking of Testimony
- Appendix 7: A Brief History of Presidential Protection
- Appendix 8: Medical Reports from Doctors at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Tex.
- Appendix 9: Autopsy Report and Supplemental Report
- Appendix 10: Expert Testimony
- Appendix 11: Reports Relating to the Interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Dallas Police Department
- Appendix 12: Speculations and Rumors
- Appendix 13: Biography of Lee Harvey Oswald
- Appendix 14: Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald's Finances from June 13, 1962, through November 22, 1963
- Appendix 15: Transactions between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marina Oswald, and the U.S. Department of State and the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice
- Appendix 16: A Biography of Jack Ruby
- Appendix 17: Polygraph Examination of Jack Ruby
- Appendix 18: Footnotes
Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Appendix 1IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 30, 1963
Office of the White House Press Secretary
THE WHITE HOUSE
APPOINTING A COMMISSION TO REPORT UPON THE
ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby appoint a Commission to ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of the late President John Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of the man charged with the assassination. The Commission shall consist of --
- The Chief Justice of the United States, Chairman;
- Senator Richard B. Russell:
- Senator John Sherman Cooper;
- Congressman Hale Boggs;
- Congressman Gerald R Ford;
- The Honorable Allen W. Dulles;
- The Honorable John J. McCloy.
The purposes of the Commission are to examine the evidence developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and any additional evidence that may hereafter come to light or be uncovered by federal or state authorities; to make such further investigation as the Commission finds desirable; to evaluate all the facts and circumstances surrounding such assassination, including the subsequent violent death of the man charged with the assassination, and to report to me its findings and conclusions.
The Commission is empowered to prescribe its own procedures and to employ such assistants as it deems necessary.
Necessary expenses of the Commission may he paid from the "Emergency Fund for the President".
All Executive departments and agencies are directed to furnish the Commission with such facilities, services and cooperation as it may request from time to time.LYNDON B. JOHNSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
November 29, 1963.
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Bibliographic note: Web version based on Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1964. 1 volume, 888 pages. The formatting of this Web version may differ from the original.