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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VII - Page 507« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Helen Markham)

Testimony of Mrs. Donald Baker

The testimony of Mrs. Donald Baker was taken at 11:50 a.m., on July 22, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex. by Mr. Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Liebeler.
Before you sit down, will you raise your right hand and please take the oath? 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?
Mrs. Baker.
I do.
Mr. Liebeler.
Mrs. Baker, my name is Wesley J. Liebeler. I am an attorney on the staff of the President's Commission investigating the assassination of President Kennedy. I have been authorized to take your testimony by the Commission, pursuant to authority granted to it by Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and the joint resolution of Congress No. 137. Under the rules of the Commission, you are entitled to have an attorney present and you are entitled to 3 days' notice of the hearing. You don't have to answer any questions that you think would violate any of your constitutional rights. I presume from the nature of the testimony that we are going to ask you about that you don't want your attorney present and that you are willing to proceed with the testimony at this point; is that correct?
Mrs. Baker.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Liebeler.
Would you state your full name for the record, please?
Mrs. Baker.
Mrs. Donald Baker.
Mr. Liebeler.
Have you been married since the 22d of November 1963?
Mrs. Baker.
February 1, 1963.
Mr. Liebeler.
You were married on February 1, 1963?
Mrs. Baker.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Liebeler.
Are you Virgie Rachley or is that somebody else?
Mrs. Baker.
That's me.
Mr. Liebeler.
How come I have your name as Virgie Rachley and also Mrs. Donald S. Baker?
Mrs. Baker.
I don't know.
Mr. Liebeler.
Well, I have a report from the FBI that is dated November 24, 1963, and they refer to you as Virgie Rachley in that report, but you had already been married at that time; is that correct?
Mrs. Baker.
I married this year.
Mr. Liebeler.
Oh, February of 1964?
Mrs. Baker.
This is 1964 I'm sorry.
Mr. Liebeler.
That's right. Now, we've got it. You were Virgie Rachley on November 24, 1963, and you were married in February 1964.
Mrs. Baker.
Yes; that's right.
Mr. Liebeler.
I understand that you were employed at the time of the assassination as a bookkeeper at the Texas School Book Depository; is that correct?
Mrs. Baker.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
How long had you worked there?
Mrs. Baker.
Well, I have been there since July 16, 1963.
Mr. Liebeler.
Last year?
Mrs. Baker.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
Did you ever meet Lee Harvey Oswald or have occasion to see him while you were employed at the Texas School Book Depository?
Mrs. Baker.
I had seen him.
Mr. Liebeler.
You had seen him?
Mrs. Baker.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
Had you ever said anything to him or talked to him at all?
Mrs. Baker.
No, sir.
Mr. Liebeler.
Did you form any impression of him just from seeing him around the building?
Mrs. Baker.
Just that he was awful quiet.
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