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|Lee Harvey Oswald|
|Name||Lee Harvey Oswald|
Order Filler (Texas School Book Depository)
|Residence||Fort Worth, Texas|
Killed by Jake Epping (alternate timeline)
Killed by Jack Ruby (prime timeline)
|Children||June Lee Oswald (daughter)|
Rachel Oswald (daughter)
|Family||Marguerite Oswald (mother)|
Robert Oswald, Sr. (father mentioned, deceased)
Bobby Oswald (brother)
|Relatives||Vada Oswald (sister-in-law)|
Cathy Marie Oswald (niece)
Robert Lee Edward Oswald, Jr. (nephew)
|Portrayed by||Daniel Webber|
|First Appearance||The Rabbit Hole|
|Last Appearance||The Day in Question|
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"I came here to do something! Something important! You know what kinda potential I have? I can do anything I set my mind to."
Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
- The Rabbit Hole
- Other Voices, Other Rooms
- The Eyes of Texas
- The Truth
- Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald
- Soldier Boy
- The Day in Question
Behind the Scenes
Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1939, the third son of Marguerite Claverie Oswald. His father, Robert Lee Oswald, had died of a heart attack two months earlier.
Young Oswald was placed in a Lutheran orphanage at the age of three, but he was removed when his mother left for Dallas in January 1944 and remarried. His schooling began in Benbrook, Texas, but he reentered the first grade in Covington, Louisiana, in 1946; he continued his education in Fort Worth in January 1947, as a result of his mother's separation and divorce. After he and his mother moved to New York in August 1952, he became a chronic truant and was placed under psychiatric care.
They moved again to New Orleans in January 1954; in 1955 Oswald left school and tried unsuccessfully to join the Marine Corps. He found a job and used his spare time to pursue his growing interest in communist literature. He returned to Fort Worth with his mother in July of the following year and in October 1956 joined the Marine Corps. He served fifteen months overseas, mostly in Japan; later he served in California.
After an appeal based on the illness of his mother, he was released early from the service in September 1959. A month later Oswald left for the Soviet Union, entering through Finland. He tried to commit suicide when ordered out of Russia, but while attempting to renounce his United States citizenship he was permitted to remain and work in a Russian radio factory. On April 30, 1961, he married Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova. A daughter, June, was born in February 1962, and in June 1962, after prolonged efforts, Oswald was allowed to return with his family to the United States. He lived in Fort Worth until October, when he moved to Dallas.
On April 10, 1963, he attempted to kill Major General Edwin A. Walker at the latter's home; the bullet missed Walker by inches. In late April, upon his return to New Orleans, Oswald organized a so-called Fair Play for Cuba Committee. He went to Mexico in September in an unsuccessful effort to get a visa to Cuba and the Soviet Union, and he returned in October to Dallas. A second daughter, Rachel, was born at that time.
Oswald was arrested on November 22, 1963, and later charged with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the murder of policeman J. D. Tippit. It was alleged that Oswald positioned himself in a sixth-story window of the Texas School Book Depository and there fired on the motorcade of President Kennedy and Governor John B. Connally. It was also claimed that Oswald killed J. D. Tippit shortly after the assassination while resisting arrest. Oswald was finally arrested in a movie theater that same day in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Two days later, on November 24, Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the basement of the city jail while being transferred to the county jail. He was buried in Fort Worth.
- Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved on September 19, 2019, edited.