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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XIV - Page 570« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Jack L. Ruby)

Mr. Ruby.
Joe, are you going to do what I asked you to?
Mr. Tonahill.
I'm going to do my best. You know me well enough to know that I'm going to do my best.
Mr. Ruby.
I know you well enough.
Mr. Herndon.
You were very cooperative, Mr. Ruby.
Mr. Tonahill.
Goodbye, Jack. Good to see you.
Mr. Ruby.
You're going to do what I ask you to do?
Mr. Tonahill.
I'm going to do my best. I told you I would. Everything I do is for your best interest and I have worked awful hard.
Mr. Ruby.
I know. You are a big man and I know how big you can be.
Mr. Tonahill.
I'm going to do my best, like I said, and not let anything under the sun happen.
Mr. Ruby.
You know what I'm talking about?

Testimony of Dr. William Robert Beavers

Mr. Tonahill.
I know exactly what you're talking about.
(Before leaving the room Mr. Ruby conferred briefly with Messrs. Tonahill and Alexander out of the hearing of others in the room, and departed with Chief Jailer Holman at 9:07 p.m.)
Dr. William Robert Beavers
Mr. Tonahill.
The testimony of Dr. William Robert Beavers was taken at 9:10 p.m., on July 18, 1964, at the Dallas County Jail, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Arlen Specter, assistant counsel of the President's Commission. Present were: Bell P. Herndon and W. James Wood, special agents of the FBI; Clayton Fowler and Joe H. Tonahill, counsel for Jack Ruby; William F. Alexander, assistant district attorney for Dallas County, Tex.; and E. L. Holman, chief jailer.
Mr. Specter.
May the record show that it is 10 minutes after 9 p.m. and that Mr. Ruby has departed in the custody of Chief Jailer E. L. Holman and that we are reconvening for the purpose of taking testimony from Dr. William Robert Beavers at the request of Mr. Fowler and Mr. Tonahill.
Dr. Beavers, would you stand and raise your right hand, please? Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you shall give in this proceeding before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Dr. BEAVERS. I do.
Mr. Specter.
Will you be seated please, and state your full name for the record.
Dr. BEAVERS. William Robert Beavers.
Mr. Specter.
What is your occupation or profession, please?
Dr. BEAVERS. I am a psychiatrist and physician.
Mr. Specter.
Would you set forth your home and office addresses, please?
Dr. BEAVERS. Yes. My home address is 4071 Northlawn Drive, Dallas. My office is at 3911 Maple, Dallas, which is Woodlawn Psychiatric Hospital.
Mr. Specter.
Would you describe briefly your educational background, please?
Dr. BEAVERS. Yes, I finished medical school here at Southwestern in Dallas in 1953, interned in Wayne County General Hospital in Eloise, Mich. I had a fellowship in pharmacology in 1954-55, spent 2 years in the Air Force in the Arctic in research and returned; I was an assistant professor of pharmacology for 3 years and during that time I took a year of internal medicine at St. pants Hospital here in Dallas. Following this in 1960 I entered a residency in psychiatry at Southwestern here in Dallas and completed the residency in 1963. Following this, I went back on the faculty of the Medical School as assistant professor of psychiatry.
Mr. Specter.
And, do you hold the latter position at the present time?
Dr. BEAVERS. That's correct.
Mr. Specter.
Are you a member of any accredited psychiatric societies?
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