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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VII - Page 1« Previous | Next »

Hearings Before the President's Commission

on the

Assassination of President Kennedy

Testimony of Johnny Calvin Brewer

The testimony of Johnny Calvin Brewer was taken at 3:15 p.m., on April 2, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. David W. Belin, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Belin.
Will you stand and raise your right hand.
Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Brewer.
I do.
Mr. Belin.
Would you please state your name for the record?
Mr. Brewer.
Johnny Calvin Brewer.
Mr. Belin.
How old are you, Mr. Brewer?
Mr. Brewer.
Twenty-two.
Mr. Belin.
Where do you live?
Mr. Brewer.
512 North Lancaster, apartment 102.
Mr. Belin.
What city and state?
Mr. Brewer.
Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Belin.
Were you born in Texas?
Mr. Brewer.
Born in Miami, Okla.
Mr. Belin.
In Oklahoma?
Mr. Brewer.
Yes.
Mr. Belin.
When did you move to Texas?
Mr. Brewer.
About 2 years after I was born. My father was foreman on a construction company and we moved to Texas.
Mr. Belin.
Where did you go to school in Texas, please, sir?
Mr. Brewer.
I went first year in Lockhart. The second year we moved to Houston, for a year, and we moved back to Lockhart, and I went there 10 years in Lockhart.
Mr. Belin.
You graduated from high school?
Mr. Brewer.
Yes.
Mr. Belin.
Did you go to school after you graduated from high school?
Mr. Brewer.
I went to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos a year, and a year in Nixon Clay Business College in Austin.
Mr. Belin.
Then what did you do?
Mr. Brewer.
I got married and quit school and went to work for Hardy's Shoe Store. I----that was in September, and I got married in December. And I have been with them ever since.
Mr. Belin.
When did you go to work for Hardy's Shoe Store?
Mr. Brewer.
In September of 1961.
Mr. Belin.
Do they assign you to any particular store?
Mr. Brewer.
I worked at the Capital Plaza Shopping Center in Austin for about 10 months, and then they transferred me to Dallas and gave me a store down on Jefferson.
Mr. Belin.
In Austin were you just a shoe salesman?
Mr. Brewer.
I was assistant manager.
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