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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IV - Page 431« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of John W. Fain)

Testimony of John Lester Quigley

The Chairman.
Mr. Quigley, this session of the Commission is for the purpose of hearing the testimony of certain members of the FBI concerning interviews they had with Lee Oswald, and we understand that you had one with him.
Mr. Quigley.
Yes, sir; I did.
The Chairman.
And we want to have you discuss that with us. Would you please rise and raise your right hand and be sworn. Do you solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give before this Commission shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Quigley.
I do, sir.
The Chairman.
Be seated, please. Mr. Stern will conduct the examination.
Mr. Stern.
Would you state your full name for the record, Mr. Quigley?
Mr. Quigley.
John Lester Quigley.
Mr. Stern.
Your address?
Mr. Quigley.
No. 4, Cromwell Place, New Orleans, La.
Mr. Stern.
Have you a law degree, Mr. Quigley?
Mr. Quigley.
I do, sir.
Mr. Stern.
Prom what institution?
Mr. Quigley.
Columbus University, Washington.
Mr. Stern.
Are you a member of the bar?
Mr. Quigley.
No; I am not, sir.
Mr. Stern.
Upon receiving your law degree, did you join the FBI?
Mr. Quigley.
I was in the FBI at the time I was going to law school.
Mr. Stern.
And when did you join the FBI?
Mr. Quigley.
July 7, 1936.
Mr. Stern.
And you have been a member of the FBI since then?
Mr. Quigley.
That is correct.
Mr. Stern.
To the present time. What was your assignment in 1963?
Mr. Quigley.
General assignment, investigative assignment.
Mr. Stern.
In what office?
Mr. Quigley.
New Orleans division, at New Orleans, La.
Mr. Stern.
How long had you been in the New Orleans office?
Mr. Quigley.
Since February of 1959.
Mr. Stern.
Mr. Quigley, I show you a document which has been marked Commission No. 826 for identification. Can you identify this document for us, please?
Mr. Quigley.
Yes; I can identify it. This is the October 31, 1963, investigative report of Special Agent Milton R. Kaack, who was at that time assigned to the New Orleans division, with regard to Lee Harvey Oswald.
Mr. Stern.
Are you responsible for any portion of this report, Mr. Quigley?
Mr. Quigley.
Yes; I am, sir.
Mr. Stern.
What portion?
Mr. Quigley.
I direct your attention to page 6 of this report, pages 6 through 10, which reflect the result of an interview which I had with Lee Harvey Oswald on August 10, 1963, at New Orleans, La.
Mr. Stern.
Are you responsible for any other portion of the report, Mr. Quigley?
Mr. Quigley.
I am confident I am not but may I just look at it for a moment. No, sir; I am not.
Mr. Stern.
Can you identify the entire report from your official duties?
Mr. Quigley.
Yes. I have seen this, a copy of this report, in our files at New Orleans.
Mr. Stern.
Have you reviewed this report recently in preparation for your testimony before the Commission?
Mr. Quigley.
Yes; I have.
Mr. Stern.
Turning now to page 6 of the report, can you tell us from this memorandum when you interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald?
Mr. Quigley.
Yes; I interviewed him at the first district station, New Orleans Police Department, on August 10, 1963.
Mr. Stern.
How did you come to interview Mr. Oswald?
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