Saturday, November 29, 2014



Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, better known as the Warren Commission, was established fifty-one years ago today, November 29, 1963, just one week after the death of the thirty-fifth President of the United States.

The commission, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, included
Earl Warren, Richard Russell, Jr., John Sherman Cooper. Hale Boggs, 
Gerald R. Ford, Allen Dulles, John J. McCloy

The final report included 469 pages with 410 pages of appendices.  It was presented to President Johnson on September 24, 1964 and made public three days later.

Earl Warren Gives Report to LBJ
September 24, 1964
Photo by Cecil Stoughton
LBJ Library Image

The Warren Report was also accompanied by 26 volumes of supplementary documents.

552 witnesses were called to testify before the Commission.  All were given the opportunity to be interviewed in open session but only one chose to do so.

Witnesses were free to share their testimony with anyone outside the Commission hearings.

The Warren Commission determined that the shots which killed President Kennedy and wounded Governor Connally were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald and added...

"On the basis of the evidence before the Commission, it is concluded  that Oswald acted alone."

More than 98% of the Commission's records have been released and on October 26, 2017 the remainder will be made public. 

Larry Sabato writes...

"The right time came long ago for complete disclosure.  Transparency cannot bring President Kennedy back but at long last it can help bring America to terms fully with November 22, 1963."


"Is there more to JFK's assassination?," by Larry J. Sabato, November 21, 2013, CNN Opinion,