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Lee Harvey Oswald arrested for murder of President John F. Kennedy
Twenty-four year old ex-Marine Lee Harvey Oswald after his arrest on November 22, 1963. He received a cut on his forehead and a blackened swollen left eye in a scuffle with officers who arrested him. Oswald, an avowed Marxist, has been charged with the murder of President John F. Kennedy, who was killed by a sniper's bullet as he rode in a motorcade through Dallas. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was an American who, according to four government investigations, killed John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, using a firearm in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

A former U.S. Marine who had briefly defected to the Soviet Union, Oswald was initially arrested for the shooting murder of police officer J. D. Tippit, on a Dallas street approximately 40 minutes after Kennedy was shot. Suspected in the assassination of Kennedy as well, Oswald denied involvement in either killing. Two days later, while being transferred from police headquarters to the county jail, Oswald was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby in full view of television cameras broadcasting live.

In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in assassinating Kennedy, firing three shots, a conclusion also reached by prior investigations carried out by the FBI and Dallas Police Department.

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