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Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Appendix 14: Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald's Finances From June 13, 1962, Through November 22, 1963

The following analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald's receipts and expenditures for the period June 13, 1962, through November 22, 1963, contains a complete record of all funds that he and his wife are reported to have received and disbursed from all known sources. It also contains an estimate for food, clothing, and incidental expenses, which include telephone calls, money order and check cashing fees, postage, local transportation costs, personal care goods and services, local newspapers, and similar small items. Oswald's expenditures for food, clothing, and incidentals were estimated at $100 per month, except for those months in which his wife and children resided with relatives or acquaintances. The estimate reflects Oswald's frugal living habits during this period, as described in chapter VI of this report. The Commission has been advised by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor that this estimate is a little higher than would be normal for a family in Oswald's income class residing in the southern region of the United States. (See Commission Exhibit No. 1169.)

Lee Harvey Oswald Receipts and Expenditures
June 13, 1962, to Nov. 22, 1963


June 1962:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
On hand on arrival, New York City 1$63.00
Received from Robert Oswald 2200.00
Received from Marguerite Oswald 310.00
Transportation in New York City 4$10.35
Plane fare, New York City to Dallas, including luggage 5201.04
Hotel bill, New York City 615.21
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 75.00
Public stenographer 8 10.00
Estimated repayment, Robert Oswald 930.00
Total273.00271.60
Cash on hand, June 30, 1962$1. 40

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July 1962:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 1046.82
Estimated repayment, Robert Oswald 1110.00
Subscription for Time magazine 123. 87
Total46. 8213.87
Cash on hand, July 31, 196234.35

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August 1962:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 13$207.31
Repayment, State Department loan 14$10. 00
Estimated repayment, Robert Oswald 1550.00
Rent and utilities 1771.50
Subscription for the Worker 172. 00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 1875.00
Total207.31208. 50
Cash on hand, Aug. 31, 1962$33. 16

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September 1962:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 19187.59
Received from Paul Gregory 2035.00
Rent and utilities 2171.50
Repayment, State Department loan 229.71
Estimated repayment, Robert Oswald 2350.00
Subscription for the Russian humor magazine "Krokodil" 242.20
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total222.59233.41
Cash on hand, Sept. 30, 196222.34

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October 1962:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 25228. 22
Received from George Bouhe 265.00
Repayment, State Department loan 2710.00
Rent, room in YMCA 289.00
Post office box rental 294.50
Estimated repayment, Robert Oswald 3060.00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 3150.00
Total233.22133.50
Cash on hand, Oct. 31, 1962122.06

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November 1962:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 32315.71
Rent 3373.00
Rental of U-Haul Trailer 345.00
Repayment, State Department loan 3510.00
Bus fare, Dallas to Fort Worth and return 364.60
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 3750.00
Total315.71142.60
Cash on hand, Nov. 30, 1962295.17

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December 1962:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 38$243.13
Rent 39$68.00
Post office box rental 404.50
Repayment, State Department loan 41190.00
Subscription for the Militant 421.00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total243.13363.50
Cash on hand, Dec. 31, 1962$174.80

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January 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 43247.12
Rent and utilities 4475.13
Repayment, State Department loan 45206.00
Deposit, Smith & Wesson revolver 4610.00
Fee paid Crozier Tech High School 479.00
Subscription for Ogonek, Agitator, Sovetskaya Belorussiya 4813.20
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total247.12413.33
Cash on hand, Jan. 31, 19638.59

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February 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 49256.95
Rent and utilities 5071.64
Subscription for the Worker 517.00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total256.95178.64
Cash on hand, Feb. 28, 196386.90

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March 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 52327.55
Rent and utilities 5378.76
Post office box rental 544.50
Cost of rifle 5521.45
Subscription for Time magazine 563.82
Balance due on revolver and freight charge 5721.22
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total327.55229.75
Cash on hand, Mar. 31, 1963184.70

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April 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 58$108.86
Income Tax refund 5957.40
Rent and utilities 60$62.97
Bus fare from Dallas to New Orleans 6113.85
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental100.00
Total166.26176.82
Cash on hand, Apr. 30, 1963$174.14

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May 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 63107.44
Unemployment compensation check 6433.00
Rent and utilities 6575.00
Subscription for the Militant 661.00
Dues and printing--Fair Play for Cuba 679.00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 68100.00
Total140.44185.00
Cash on hand, May 31, 1963129.58

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June 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 69216.00
Rent and utilities 7067.85
Post office box rental 714.00
Printing--Fair Play for Cuba 7215.23
New alien registration card 735.00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total216.00192.08
Cash on hand, June 30, 1963153.50

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July 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 74224.97
Rent and utilities 7572.22
Printing--Fair Play for Cuba 763.50
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total224.97175.72
Cash on hand, July 31, 1963202.75

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August 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Unemployment compensation payments 77165.00
Rent and utilities 7873.54
Fine 7910.00
Distribution, Fair Play for Cuba circulars 802.00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses100.00
Total165.00185.54
Cash on hand, Aug. 31, 1963182.21

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Sept. 1-24, 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Unemployment compensation payments 81$132.00
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 82$100.00
Total132.00100.00
Cash on hand, Sept. 24, 1963$214.21

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Sept. 25- Oct. 2, 1963, Mexican trip:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Estimated transportation cost 8450.55
Hotel plus estimated food cost 8518.70
Estimated cost of entertainment and miscellaneous items 8615.20
Total84.45
Cash on hand, Oct. 2, 1963 87129.76

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Oct. 3-31, 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Unemployment compensation payments 8839.00
Net salary 89104.41
Rent, rooms and YMCA 9033.25
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 9175.00
Total143.41108.25
Cash on hand, Oct. 31, 1963164.92

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Nov. 1-22, 1963:ReceiptsExpendituresBalance
Net salary 92104.41
Room rent 9324.00
Post office box rental 943.00
American Civil Liberties Union dues 952.00
Bus and taxi fares Nov. 22, 1963 961.23
Estimated cost of food, clothing, and incidental expenses 9775.00
Total104.41105.23
Cash on hand, Nov. 22, 1963164.10
Grand total, June 13, 1962-Nov. 22, 19633,665.893,501.79164.10
Contents of Oswald's wallet170.00
Cash taken from Oswald when arrested13.87
Total 98183.87


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.


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