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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VIII - Page 75« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Julian Evans)

Mr. Jenner.
or that I just didn't know about, and that you think might be of assistance to us in this investigation?
Mr. Evans.
No; not a thing.
Mr. Jenner.
Now, this deposition will be transcribed by the reporter, and you have the privilege under the law of reading and signing your deposition. However, you don't have to do that. You can waive that right and let the reporter transcribe the deposition, and it will be forwarded direct to Washington, to the Commission. Now, what is your preference in that regard?
Mr. Evans.
I will waive that.
Mr. Jenner.
You will waive that privilege?
Mr. Evans.
Yes; I can't think of anything else besides what I have already told you. I didn't actually know Lee too well, because he just wasn't the type of man you could get close to. He just sort of lived in his own world, I guess you would say, and he didn't want friends, or at least that was my impression, and I did have enough contact with him that I could arrive at my own opinion.
Mr. Jenner.
All right, Mr. Evans. Thank you very much for coming in voluntarily and answering these questions.

Philip Eugene Vinson

Testimony of Philip Eugene Vinson

The testimony of Philip Eugene Vinson was taken at 2 p.m., on April 1, 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.
Would you rise and I will administer 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?
Mr. Vinson.
I do.
Mr. Liebeler.
My name is Wesley J. Liebeler. I am a member of the legal staff of the President's Commission To Investigate the Assassination of President Kennedy. I have been authorized to take the testimony of witnesses by the Commission pursuant to authority granted to it by Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and Joint Resolution of Congress No. 137.
The Commission's rules require that a witness be given 3 days' notice prior to the time that he can be required to testify. I don't think you have been given 3 days' notice, but you are entitled to waive that notice if you want to.
I assume that as long as you are here, you are perfectly willing to waive it and go ahead.
Mr. Vinson.
That's right.
Mr. Liebeler.
I want to give you now a copy of the Executive order that I just mentioned, plus the Resolution of Congress No. 137, and the rules of procedure, which rules have been adopted to govern the taking of testimony from witnesses. You may keep those documents and refer to them as you wish.
The Commission understands that you were a classmate of Lee Harvey Oswald in the second grade?
Mr. Vinson.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
While that may not seem to have too much relationship to the events of last November, one of the purposes of the Commission is to try to determine, assuming Oswald's guilt, his motive. In that area it might be that the kind of person he was when he was in the second grade or younger than that, throughout his youth, may have some relevance.
Mr. Liebeler.
Before we get into the details of that, however, I would like you to state your full name.
Mr. Vinson.
Philip Eugene Vinson.
Mr. Liebeler.
Where do you live, Mr. Vinson?
Mr. Vinson.
4325 Baell Street, Fort Worth, Tex.
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