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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 261« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of William J. Harrison)

Testimony of Harold B. , Jr. Holly

The testimony of Harold B. Holly, Jr., was taken at 8 p.m., on March 26, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Leon D. Hubert, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Hubert.
This is the deposition of Mr. Harold B. Holly, Jr. Mr. Holly, my name is Leon D. Hubert. I am a member of the staff of the general counsel to the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.

Under the authority of the Presidential Proclamation 11130, dated November 29, 1963, a joint resolution of Congress No. 137, and rules of procedure that have been adopted by the Commission, I have been authorized to take your deposition under oath. Now, the general nature of the inquiry of the Commission is to ascertain the facts concerning the death of President Kennedy and the death of Lee Harvey Oswald.
In particular as to you, the inquiry is to determine what facts you know concerning these events, or anything related to them.
I advise you that under the rules adopted by the Commission, you have a right to a 3-day written notice prior to being asked to come for a deposition, but the rules also provide that a witness may waive that right if he wishes to do so.
You have been asked to come because Mr. J. Lee Rankin, the general counsel of the Commission, wrote a letter to Mr. J. E. Curry asking that he make you available. 'But I repeat, you may either waive the 3-day notice, or if you
wish you may insist on the 3-day notice. Do you wish to waive that notice?
Mr. Holly.
No; I would like to go ahead.
Mr. Hubert.
You mean yes, you wish to waive? You would rather go ahead?
Mr. Holly.
Yes.
Mr. Hubert.
Then I will ask you to stand and raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Holly.
I do.
Mr. Hubert.
What is your full name, sir?
Mr. Holly.
Harold B. Holly, Jr.
Mr. Hubert.
How old are you?
Mr. Holly.
Forty-seven.
Mr. Hubert.
Where do you live?
Mr. Holly.
3429 Antilles, Mesquite.
Mr. Hubert.
Mesquite, it is not in Dallas ?
Mr. Holly.
No; it is Mesquite, Tex., a suburb.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, you are actually a reserve officer of the Dallas police?
Mr. Holly.
Yes.
Mr. Hubert.
How long have you been connected with the reserves?
Mr. Holly.
Five years, going on six.
Mr. Hubert.
What is your occupation in civilian life?
Mr. Holly.
General contractor and cabinetwork.
Mr. Hubert.
Do you own your own business?
Mr. Holly.
Yes, sir. Nineteen years.
Mr. Hubert.
In that business?
Mr. Holly.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
I know that you performed some services as a reserve officer on the 22d and 23d, but our inquiry now is as to the functions you performed on the 24th, or perhaps you didn't perform?
Mr. Holly.
Let's say the 23d and the 24th. The assassination took place the 23d, right?
Mr. Hubert.
No, 22d.
Mr. Holly.
22d and 23d.
Mr. Hubert.
That was a Saturday. I am asking about Sunday the 24th.
Mr. Holly.
I was up here all day Saturday. Sunday, I didn't participate, as well as I can remember.
Mr. Hubert.
You had not anticipated being called?
Mr. Holly.
No.
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