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
November 29, 1963Office of the White House Press Secretary
THE WHITE HOUSE
The President today announced that he is appointing a Special Commission to study and report upon all facts and circumstances relating to the assassination of the late President, John F. Kennedy, and the subsequent violent death of the man charged with the assassination.
The President stated that the Majority and Minority Leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives have been consulted with respect to the proposed Special Commission.
The members of the Special Commission are:
- Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman
- Senator Richard Russell (Georgia)
- Senator John Sherman Cooper (Kentucky)
- Representative Hale Boggs (Louisiana)
- Representative Gerald Ford (Michigan)
- Hon. Allen W. Dulles of Washington
- Hon. John J. McCloy of New York
The President stated that the Special Commission is to be instructed to evaluate all available information concerning the subject of the inquiry. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, pursuant to an earlier directive of the President, is making complete investigation of the facts. An inquiry is also scheduled by a Texas Court of Inquiry convened by the Attorney General of Texas under Texas law.
The Special Commission will have before it all evidence uncovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and all information available to any agency of the Federal Government. The Attorney General of Texas has also offered his cooperation. All Federal agencies and offices are being directed to furnish services and cooperation to the Special Commission. The Commission will also be empowered to conduct any further investigation that it deems desirable.
The President is instructing the Special Commission to satisfy itself that the truth is known as far as it can be discovered, and to report its findings and conclusions to him, to the American people, and to the world.# # # # #
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.