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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IV - Page 403« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Alwyn Cole)

Mr. Cole.
That is a possibility. I think most people find the act of writing, especially writing a signature, a pleasant thing to do. I think that is one reason why people develop a somewhat higher skill.
Mr. Mccloy.
It depends on whether it is an endorsement of a check or a drawing of the check.
Mr. Cole.
That could make a difference.
Mr. Mccloy.
Well, thank you very much.
Mr. Cole.
Yes, sir.
(Whereupon, at 2:30 p.m., the President's Commission recessed.)
Mr. Cole.
Tuesday, May 5, 1964

Testimony of John W. , John Lester Quigley, Fain

Mr. Cole.
The President's Commission met at 9:25 a.m. on May 5, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C.
Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Senator John Sherman Cooper, Representative Gerald R. Ford, John 3. McCloy, and Allen W. Dulles, members.
Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; David W. Belin, assistant counsel; Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel; Norman Redlich, assistant counsel; Samuel A. Stern, assistant counsel; Howard P. Willens, assistant counsel; Charles Murray, observer; and Leon Jaworski, special counsel to the attorney general of Texas.

John W. Fain

Testimony of John W. Fain

The Chairman.
Mr. Fain, the purpose of today's hearing is to take the testimony of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including yourself, who interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald or other important witnesses, before and after the assassination, and concerning the assassination of President Kennedy, beth before and after.
We will also take the testimony today of Mr. Belmont, one of your superiors. Would you please rise, Mr. Fain, and raise your right hand and be sworn. You solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give before this Commission will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Fain.
I do, sir.
The Chairman.
Will you be seated, please.
Mr. Stern will conduct the examination. Mr. Stern.
Mr. Stern.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Fain, would you state your full name for the record, please.
Mr. Fain.
John Wythe Fain.
Mr. Stern.
And your address?
Mr. Fain.
12711 Pebblebrook, Houston 24, Tex.
Mr. Stern.
What is your education, Mr. Fain, at the college level?
Mr. Fain.
After graduation from Weatherford High School in 1926, I entered Weatherford Junior College at Weatherford, Tex., which I finished in 2 years in 1928. After teaching school for about 4 years, I entered the University of Texas, in the summer of 1933. I finished my prelaw work, and in 1936, the spring of that year, I received my LL.B. degree in law from the University of Texas.
Mr. Stern.
Are you a member of the bar, Mr. Fain?
Mr. Fain.
I am a member of the Texas State Bar.
Mr. Stern.
Can you summarize briefly your employment experience after receiving your law degree and before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
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