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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XI - Page 180« Previous | Next »

(Affidavit of Mrs. Estelle Twiford)

the Houston area since he did not, to my knowledge, place a long distance call. However, he did not specifically say that he was in Houston. I have no information concerning his whereabouts when this call was placed. I told him if he desired to correspond with my husband, he could direct a letter to 7018 Schley Street, Houston, Texas, and I would see that my husband received it.
3. I cannot recall the date of the call, but I think it occurred during the week prior to the weekend my husband flew home to visit me from New Orleans where his ship was docked. I recall, my husband had shipped out the weekend prior to the call.
4. I cannot recall the exact time he called, but I think that it was in the evening, sometime between 7:00 and 10:00 o'clock. I was not working during this period.
5. I wrote down on a slip of paper that Oswald had called and that he mentioned he was a member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. I did this in order .to remember to tell my husband about the call. I told my husband about the call on the weekend he visited me. I have initialed and released note made of telephone call. (To Secret Service.)
6. Oswald did not state what he was going to Mexico for, nor did he state how long he would be there.
7. Other than the above mentioned .telephone call, I have never had any contact with Lee Harvey Oswald.
8. I am not a member of the Socialist Labor Party.
Signed this 2d day of July 1964.
(S) Mrs. Estelle Twiford,


Virginia H. James

Testimony of Virginia H. James

The testimony of Virginia H. James was taken at 2:15 pan., on June 17, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C., by Messrs. William T. Coleman, Jr., and W. David Slawson, assistant counsel of the President's Commission. Thomas Ehrlich, Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser, Department of State, was present.
Mr. Coleman.
Miss James, would you state your name for the record?
Miss JAMES. Virginia H. James.
Mr. Coleman.
Do you mind raising your right hand?
Do you solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Miss JAMES. I do.
Mr. Coleman.
Miss James, as you know, you are the International Relations Officer, Office of Soviet Affairs, in the Department' of State. You will be asked to testify about your actions with respect to Oswald concerning his attempt to return to the United States commencing in 1961, and his attempt to secure a visa for his wife, Marina.
You will also be questioned concerning your actions in connection with obtaining a waiver of Section 243(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act for Marina, and what part, if any. you had in getting the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization to reverse its initial decision to refuse such waiver. And I will also ask you a few questions on whether you have any knowledge concerning actions taken by the Department in 1959 when Oswald first attempted to renounce his American citizenship. Would you state for the record your present address?
Miss JAMES. 2501 Q Street NW.
Mr. Coleman.
Are you presently employed by the Federal Government?
Miss JAMES. I am employed by the Department of State in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs.
Mr. Coleman.
What is your official title?
Miss JAMES. International Relations Officer.
Mr. Coleman.
Did you occupy that position from 1959 through to date?
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