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JFK Assassination Records Board Member: Oswald Acted Alone

Records Commission Was Created To Gather, Release Evidence In 1990s
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5th January 1960:  John Fitzerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963), 35th American president.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

5th January 1960: John Fitzerald Kennedy (1917 – 1963), 35th American president. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a member of a board that collected records on the assassination in the 1990s talked about its process and findings.

As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, Columbia University history professor emeritus Henry Franklin Graff was one of five members of what was called the Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.



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He said all the evidence indicated that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

“We got documents from all over the world, from the Soviet Union and from Cuba, and I can tell you, although we were not redoing the Warren Commission, we read hundreds, thousands of those documents ourselves,” Graff said, “and they’re all today cumulated together — there were 4 million; they’re in the National Archives. There’s not a bit of evidence that we saw that anybody other than Oswald was the killer.”

The act that created the review board was passed in 1992, following controversy in the wake of the Oliver Stone movie “JFK” and its suggestion of a conspiracy theory to assassinate Kennedy.

Graff said the board took four years to go over the evidence. The final report was released in 1998.

The purpose was to collect records for public scrutiny, not to determine who killed Kennedy or whether others besides Oswald were involved.

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