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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IV - Page 56« Previous | Next »

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Mr. Dulles.
We deeply appreciate that.
Mr. Mandella.
Glad to have helped in any way.
Mr. Dulles.
The Commission will stand adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
(Whereupon, at 1:10 p.m., the President's Commission adjourned.)
Mr. Dulles.
Friday, April 3, 1964

Testimony of Paul Morgan Stombaugh

Testimony of James C. Cadigan

Testimony of Paul Morgan Stombaugh

Mr. Dulles.
The President's Commission met at 9:10 a.m. on April 3, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C.
Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman and Mr. Allen W. Dulles, member.
Also present were J. Lee Rankin, General Counsel; Melvin Aron Eisenberg, Assistant Counsel; and Charles Murray, Observer.
Paul Morgan Stombaugh
TESTIMONY OF PAUL MORGAN STOMBAUGH
The Chairman.
The Commission will come to order. The purpose of today's hearing is to take the testimony of Paul Stombaugh and James O. Cadigan. Mr. Stombaugh is a hair and fiber expert with the FBI, and Mr. Cadigan is a questioned documents expert with the FBI. They have been asked to provide technical information to assist the Commission in its work.
This is just to advise you of the nature of the interrogation today.
Will you rise: Do 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. Stombaugh.
I do.
The Chairman.
You may be seated. Mr. Eisenberg, you may proceed with the examination.
Mr. Eisenberg.
Mr. Stombaugh, could you state your full name and your position?
Mr. Stombaugh.
Paul M., for Morgan, Stombaugh. I am a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assigned to the hair and fiber unit of the FBI laboratory as a hair and fiber examiner.
Mr. Eisenberg.
What is your education, Mr. Stombaugh?
Mr. Stombaugh.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Furman University, Greenville, S.C., and I received a 1-year period of specialized training in the hair and fiber field in the laboratory under the supervision of the other experts.
Mr. Eisenberg.
How long have you been in the hair and fiber field?
Mr. Stombaugh.
Since 1960.
Mr. Eisenberg.
Could you approximate the number of examinations you have made in this field?
Mr. Stombaugh.
I have made several thousand hair examinations and about twice as many fiber examinations.
Mr. Eisenberg.
Have you testified in court?
Mr. Stombaugh.
Yes, sir; I have testified in approximately 28 States, both federal and local courts, as an expert.
Mr. Eisenberg.
Mr. Chairman, I would like permission to examine the witness as an expert in this area.
The Chairman.
The witness is qualified.
Mr. Eisenberg.
Mr. Stombaugh, I now hand you Commission Exhibit No. 140, which for the record consists of a blanket which was found in the garage of Mr. and Mrs. Paine, and a piece of string marked Paine Exhibit No. 2, and I ask you whether you are familiar with these items?
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