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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IX - Page 73« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Lydia Dymitruk)

Testimony of Gary E. Taylor

The testimony of Mr. Gary E. Taylor was taken at 2 p.m., on March 25, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Albert E. Jennet, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission. Robert T. Davis, assistant attorney general of Texas, was also present.
Mr. Jenner.
Mr. Taylor, will you stand and be sworn please?
In your testimony which you are about to give, do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Taylor.
I do.
Mr. Jenner.
Mr. Taylor, did you receive recently---I guess it was last week--- a letter from J. Lee Rankin, the general counsel for the Presidential Assassination Commission----
Mr. Taylor.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Jenner.
Asking if you would appear for the taking of your deposition?
Mr. Taylor.
That's true.
Mr. Jenner.
And was there included with that letter a copy of the Executive Order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. No. 11130 of November 29, 1963, in which he appoints and authorizes the Commission and directs that it prescribe its procedures----
Mr. Taylor.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
Together with a copy of the Senate Joint Resolution No. 137 of the 88th Congress, first session, legislatively authorizing the creation of the Commission?
Mr. Taylor.
Yes; there was.
Mr. Jenner.
Pursuant to that Executive order and the Senate joint resolution, the Presidential Assassination Commission is investigating all the facts and circumstances that it thinks are pertinent to the assassination of the President and all the facts and circumstances surrounding it and what led up to it or might have led up to it.
We have, from information which you have voluntarily furnished, and from other sources, knowledge that you had contacts with the Oswalds and with persons who, in turn, also had contacts with the Oswalds and that you might be able to furnish some information which we think might be helpful.
I am a member of the legal staff of the Commission which, you will notice from the rules, a staff member is authorized to take depositions here in Dallas and conduct the examination.
And you appear here voluntarily?
Mr. Taylor.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
Now, your full name is Gary--[spelling] G-a-r-y---E. Taylor?
Mr. Taylor.
That's correct.
Mr. Jenner.
What's your middle name?
Mr. Taylor.
Edward.
Mr. Jenner.
And you live in Fort Worth--is that correct, sir?
Mr. Taylor.
No; I live in Dallas.
Mr. Jenner.
Dallas? And your address in Dallas?
Mr. Taylor.
3948 Orlando Court, apartment 111.
Mr. Jenner.
Are you a married man?
Mr. Taylor.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
Family?
Mr. Taylor.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
How many children?
Mr. Taylor.
One.
Mr. Jenner.
And what is your age?
Mr. Taylor.
Twenty-three.
Mr. Jenner.
You are an American citizen?
Mr. Taylor.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
Born here?
Mr. Taylor.
Yes.
Mr. Jenner.
Your wife is an American citizen?
Mr. Taylor.
Yes.
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