JFK: Presidential Staff

Above: (L-R) Front Row: Assistant Special Counsel to the President Richard Goodwin; Secretary to Pierre Salinger Sue Mortensen Vogelsinger; Staff Assistant Dorothy McCann; Personal Secretary to the President Evelyn Lincoln; two unidentified; President Kennedy; one unidentified; Staff Assistant Pierrette Spiegler; two unidentified. (L-R) Back Row: Special Assistant to the President for Congressional Liaison and Personnel Lawrence O’Brien; Special Assistant to the President Kenneth P. O’Donnell (partially hidden); Special Counsel to the President Theodore Sorensen; Special Assistant to the President Frederick Dutton; Secretary to Sanford Fox Myra Boland; Secretarial Assistant Pauline Fluet; Staff Assistant Jean Louis; one unidentified; White House Secret Service Agent, John J. “Muggsy” O’Leary; three unidentified; Special Assistant to the President Ralph Dungan; one unidentified; Special Assistant to the President Ted Reardon.

 

 

 

John F. Kennedy Administration (Jan 20, 1961- Nov 22, 1963)

 

*These Links are Connected to Wikipedia Page

First Lady Jackie Kennedy Jan 20, 1961- Nov 22, 1963
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Jan 20, 1961- Nov 22, 1963
Secretary of State Dean Rusk January 21, 1961 – January 20, 1969
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara January 21, 1961 – February 29, 1968
Chief of Staff Kenneth O’Donnell Jan  20, 1961 – Nov  22, 1963
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Jan  20, 1961 – Sep 3, 1964
Press Secretary Pierre Salinger
Jan  20, 1961 – Mar 19, 1964
National Security Advisor Mcgeorge Bundy
Jan 20, 1961 – Feb  28, 1966
Top Aides:
Special assistant and appointments secretary Kenneth O’Donnell
Special assistant and appointments secretary David Francis Powers
Special Assistant to the President Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Speechwriter and Special Assistant/Counsel To President
Ted Sorenson
Joint Chiefs
Chairman  Lyman Lemnitzer October 1, 1960-Sept 30, 1962
 Maxwell D. Taylor October 1, 1962-July 1, 1964
Army General Earle Wheeler
Air Force Air Force General Curtis LeMay 1960-1964
 
Marines General David Shoup 1961-1964
  1961-1963
Navy Admiral George Anderson 1961-1963
FBI Director  J. Edgar Hoover March 23, 1935 – May 2, 1972
 
CIA Director Allen Dulles February 26, 1953 – November 29, 1961
John McCone November 29, 1961 – April 28, 1965
Ambassador To Vietnam Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Ambassador To USSR Llewelyn Thompson July 16, 1957 – July 27, 1962
Foy D. Kohler 1962–1967
USSR Ambassador To USA Mikhail Menshikov
 Anatoly Dobrynin 4 January 1962 – 19 May 1986

 

Secret Service

Secret Service Staff

United States Secret Service
Chief James J. Rowley (Washington, D.C.)
Special Agent in Charge (SAIC)                                                          Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAIC)
Gerald S. Behn (Annual leave- Washington, D.C.)                      Floyd M. Boring (Washington, D.C.)
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAIC)                                    Ambassador Joseph Kennedy Detail 
Roy Kellerman (Dallas, TX)                                                              SA Hamilton P. Brown (Hyannis Port, MA)
Day Shift (8 am – 4 pm)                               Afternoon Shift (4 pm- 12)            Midnight Shift (12 – 8 am)
ATSAIC Emory P. Roberts                        ATSAIC Stewart Stout                       ATSAIC Arthur Godfrey
SA Jack D. Ready                                         SA Sam E Sulliman                             SA Gerald S. Blaine
SA Donald J Lawton                                   SA Ernie E Olsson                                SA Kenneth Giannoules
SA Tim McIntyre                                        SA Andrew Berger                               SA Paul Burns
SA Glenn Bennett (PRS)                          SA Dick Johnsen                                  SA Robert Faison                                                                                                                                                                                 SA Gerald O’Rourke
              Advance Agents                                                                                               Drivers 
SA Dennis Halterman – San Antonio                                       SA William Greer – Presidential Limousine
SA J. Walter Coughlin – San Antonio                                       SA Sam Kinney – Follow-up car driver
SA Ronald J. Pontius – Houston                                                 SA Henry Rybka (Love Field)
SA Lubert DeFreese – Houston                                                    SA George J Hickey Worked Follow-up car
SA William Duncan – Fort Worth
SA Ned Hall – Fort Worth
SA Winston Lawson – Dallas
SA David Grant – Dallas
SA William B.Payne – Austin
SA Robert R. Burke – Austin
SA Frank Yeager – Austin
Special Officer                                                                                                    Jacqueline Kennedy Detail
Mugsy O’Leary – Love Field                                                              SAIC Clinton J Hill – Follow-up car
SA     Paul Landis – Follow-up car
Dallas Based Agents                                                                                  Ambassador Joseph Kennedy Detail
SAIC Forrest Sorrels – Lead Car                                                                       SA Hamilton P. Brown
SA Bob Steuart – Trade Center
SA Charles Kunkel – Secret Service School – Wash DC
SA Mike Howard – Fort Worth Advance
SA Roger Warner – Love Field
Vice President Johnson Detail                                                                   Vice President Advance agents
SAIC Stuart Knight – Washington DC                                                       SA Gerald W. Bechtel – Austin
ASAIC Rufus Youngblood – VP limousine                                                SA Jim Goodenough – Houston
ASAIC Paul S Rundle – Washington DC                                                    SA Don Bendickson – Austin
ASAIC Glen L.Weaver – Washington DC
SA Lem Johns – VP Follow-up car
SA Jerry Kivett – VP Follow-up car
SA Woody Taylor – VP Follow-up car
Caroline/John Jr. Detail                   Secret Service School                                 Atoka Tour – Middleburg Virginia
SA Bob Foster                          SA Toby J Chandler – Washington DC                     SA Charles Zboril
SA Lynn Meredity                                                                                                               SA Joseph Paollela
SA Radford Jones                                                                                                                 SAIC Atoka – Wade Rodham
SA Thomas H Wells

                                                                  1961-63

Administrator                                                                                 Special Agents
Eve B.Dempsher                                          ASAIC John Campion        SA Winfield S. Trundle
SA Louis A Mayo                 SA John W. Warner                                                                                                                           SA Robert Lilley                  SA Milton G. Wilhite
SA Larry Newman               SA Bill Skiles
SA John J. Lardner              SA Art Blake – Hyannis Port
SA Charlie Kunkel               SA Kenneth Weisman
SA Mike Mastravito             SA Earl E Moore
SA Gayle Dobish                   SA Anthony Sherman
SA Joe Noonan                      SA Mike Kelly
SA Robert Kollar                   SA Tom Fridley
SA Bill Straughn                   SA Harvey Henderson
SA Edward Tucker                SA Tom Shipman
SA Morgan Gies                     SA Ed Mougin
SA Macveen Sweazey           SA Harry Gibbs
SA Tom Behl                           SA Jim Cantrell [1]

 

 

Testimony 

Secret Service Agents

 

Rowley, James J.

Bennett, Glen A.

 

Secret Service. Witness at assassination scene.

 

 

 

 

Original Report, Notes taken on 11/22/63
Bolden, Abraham 1st African American SSA, Hired by JFK himself. Was fired for questioning SS protection of President. Heard from other agents that they would not take a bullet for JFK. Prosecuted and Sentenced to almost 3 years in prison on bogus charges that the star witness testified in his own trial that he was forced by prosecution to lie in order to find Bolden guilty.
Bouck, Robert Inman

 

 

 

WC Testimony
Greer, William Robert

 

Driver of President Kennedy’s Limousine

 

 

 

WC Testimony, Original Report
Hicky, George W Jr.

 

Original Report
Hill, Clinton J.

 

WC Testimony, Original Report
Howlett, John Joe

 

WC Testimony
Kellerman, Roy S.

 

 

 

 

WC Testimony, Original Report
Kelley, Thomas J.

 

Inspector, U.S. Secret Service.

 

 

 

WC Testimony1, 2, HSC Testimony
Kinney, Samuel A.

 

 

Original Report
Kivett, Jerry D.

 

 

 

Original Report
Landis, Paul E. Jr

 

 

Original Report
Lawson, Winston G.

 

 

WC Testimony, Original Report
McIntyre, William T.

 

 

Original Report
Johns Thomas L.

 

 

Original Report
Jacks Hurchel

 

 

Driver of The Vice Presidential Limousine

 

Statement
Rich, Joe Henry-

 

Driver of the Vice-Presidential Limousine

 

 

Statement
Wright, Milton T.

 

Driver of the car carying Earl Cabell.

 

 

 

Statement
Jacks Hurchel

 

Driver of the Vice Presidential Limousine

 

 

 

 

Statement

Secret Service Agents Mistakes and Errors

ATSAIC  Emory Roberts : His curious actions or possible inactions on 11.22.1963
ATSAIC Emory Roberts: According to Sources Switched allegiance to LBJ
ASAIC WD Floyd M. Boring : Mistakes and Errors
Gems From The 26 Volumes: Secret Service Error, Contradictions, Perjury, and Possible Treason From The Warren Commission
Driver William Greer : Notes On Agent Greer

Secret Service Agents: In Their Own Words 

Secret Service Chief James J. Rowley:
-“Ten hours after the assassination, Secret Service Chief James Rowley knew that there had been three gunmen, and perhaps four, firing in Dallas that day.” Robert Kennedy, who had already interrogated [Roy] Kellerman, learned that evening from Rowley that the Secret Service believed the President had been the victim of a powerful organization.” [“Farewell America” by James Hepburn (pseud.), 1968, page 301; see also “High Treason” by Livingstone & Groden, 1998 edition, p. 128] A change of heart for Rowley?— “We had no credible information that there was a conspiracy.” [2]
 SAICWD Gerald A. Behn & Dallas SAIC Forrest V. Sorrels:
Forrest Sorrels was on the telephone with Jerry Behn, discussing how the Ruby-Oswald connection could be quickly uncovered. Behn said, “It’s a plot.” Sorrels said, “Of course.” “I looked towards the top of the terrace to my right as the sound of the shots semed to come from that direction.”
According to Orville Nix, a Dealey Plaza eyewitness who filmed the assassination and who was a good friend of SorrelsSorrels told him that the shots came from the grassy knoll.
Also interesting, All but one of Sorrels’ six Dallas agents in 1963 submitted reports of their wherabouts the day of the assassination”. Elmer Moore, the agent who did not submit a report, said he was in San Francisco and did not return to Dallas to join the investrigation until a week later.” However, TWO other agents from the Dallas office, Mike Howard and the late Charles Kunkel (deceased 6/27/92), ALSO did not submit reports. [3]
SAIC of Protective Research Section (PRS) Robert I. Bouck:
“Mr. Bouck stated that his personal opinion was that although Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin, he did feel that there was a conspiracy.”[4]
ASAIC WHD Roy H. Kellerman &  Driver SA William R. Greer:
“There have got to be more than three shots, gentleman.”
“Well [laughs] we didn’t do any of the shooting. [5] Greer said to the Warren Commission on 3/9/64: 2 H 78
ASAIC WHD Roy H. Kellerman
I think they’ll be talking about this assassination 100 years from now [regarding the Warren Report] That’s the way I’d keep it, in regards to Greers statement about there had to be more than three shots.” [6]
 SAIC Clint Hill (First Lady Detail), who rode in the follow-up car:
“As I lay over the top of the back seat I noticed a portion of the President’s head on the right rear side was missing and he was bleeding profusely. Part of his brain was gone. I saw a part of his skull with hair on it lying in the seat –I observed a wound about six inches down from the neckline on the back just to the right of the spinal column. I observed another wound on the right rear portion of the skull.”[7]
“The right rear portion of his head was missing. It was lying in the rear seat of the car. His brain was exposed. There was blood and bits of brain all over the entire rear portion of the car; one large gaping wound in the right rear portion of the head.”[8]
The 1970’s— “There were only 3 shots—one gun, 3 shots.” Interviewer: “Are you satisfied that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone?” “Completely.” [9]
The 1990’s—
Clint Hill believes that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman according to Program “The Secret Service” but Clint Hill never states this.[10]
SA Paul E. Landis, Jr. (First Lady Detail), rode in follow-up car:
“My reaction at this time was that the shot came from somewhere towards the front”[11] “I still was not certain from which direction the second shot came, but my reaction at this time was that the shot came from somewhere towards the front, right-hand side of the road.” [12]
AA Martin E. Underwood (Houston and Austin)
*- Underwood became “an honorary Secret Service agent” and served
under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. While with LBJ, he became the
“aide in charge of the Secret Service.” The advance man confirmed to this author that JFK did not restrict agents from riding on the Presidential limousine. Underwood told Harrison Livingstone: “There were so many things that fell through in Dallas. Any advance man who had any sense at all would never have taken him down that route.” When Livingstone commented that the route was changed, Underwood added: “Yeah, I know. You don’t take a guy down a route like that.” [13]
**FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had a file on Underwood and,
according to the advance man, Hoover hid the Lee Harvey Oswald file from the Secret Service;[13]
*** Underwood stated that the CIA, the FBI, and the mafia “knew
(JFK) was going to be hit” on 11/22/63 – this information came from his direct contacts with CIA officer Win Scott, the Mexico City Station Chief during Oswald’s visit to that region! In addition, Underwood stated that, eighteen hours before Kennedy’s murder, “we were getting all sorts of rumors that the President was going to be assassinated in Dallas; there were no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.” When Underwood told JFK about these disturbing reports, the President merely said, “Marty, you worry about me too much” (indeed, JFK told San Antonio Congressman Henry Gonzalez on 11/21/63: “The Secret Service told me that they have taken care of everything. There’s nothing to worry about”).
The reason why Underwood opened up to me is best expressed by
him: “Everyone who had anything to do with Dallas in any way – Kenny O’Donnell, the Secret Service -they’re practically all dead now.
I just think people should know the truth.” [13]
Google: Abraham Bolden’s, Secret Service’s 1st Black Agent account and ultimate firing because he questioned the SSA and their lax protection of President Kennedy. Following his assassination Bolden was arrested on bogus charges, found guilty because a witness perjured (admitted to lying under oath in his trial) himself, and was silenced for many years until now…. You can also hear Bolden’s account by going to my JFK audio section or Miscellaneous Radio Program Section.
Read More Contradictory and Revealing Quotes From Secret Service Agents Here
JFK’s Texas Trip: Secret Service Agent Rosters & Duties (San Antonio, Houston, Ft. Worth, Dallas, and Austin)

Terms:

AA– Advance Agent (Agent who went to planned destinations ahead of time to plan the trip and coordinate to make it as safe as possiblefor President. Tall Buildings, Open Windows, Sharp Turns, etc… are all things that need to be avoided. All were present at Dealey Plaza and More.
ASAIC – Assistant Special Agent In Charge
PRS – Protective Research Section
SA – Special Agent
SAIC – Special Agent In Charge
WD – White House Detail

Click here To Learn 12 facts about  Security and Secret Service Inconsistencies in JFK Assassination

   

Sources: Secret Service Detail Expert Vince Palamara ; Where are The Agents Now; Survivors Guilt: The Secret Service and The Failure to Protect President Kennedy – Book by Vincent Palamara. Also Check out the Researcher Radio Interview Section for Interviews by Vincent Palamara and Ex-Kennedy Secret Service Agent Abraham Bolden, whose story is very troubling to hear as he recounts the story of why he was fired, how he tried to warn his bosses, and how they tried to silence him. >> Download 2 Part interview Here<< and scroll down to

 

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Secret Service Staff Secret  
[1] http://kennedydetail.com/agents.asp

http://www.jfk-assassination.net/palamara/consp_denials.html

Service Agents Mistakes and Errors

Secret Service Agents: In Their Own Words 

[2]  [“Farewell America” by James Hepburn (pseud.), 1968, page 301; see also “High Treason” by Livingstone & Groden, 1998 edition, p. 128] A change of heart for Rowley?— “We had no credible information that there was a conspiracy.” [Rowley’s LBJ Library Oral History, 1/22/69, p. 17; Rowley offered no opinion, one way or another, during his Truman Library Oral History, dated 9/20/88, nor during his interview with the author on 9/27/92. This probably was his last interview: Rowley passed away 11/1/92 (“Washington Post”, 11/2/92)] [3]  [“The Death of a President” by William Manchester, 1988 edition, page 528. Manchester interviewed Behn once (12/18/64) and Sorrels twice (8/26/64 & 9/24/64)] variation on a theme— -[“Farewell America” by James Hepburn (pseud.), 1968, page 301; see also “High Treason” by Livingstone & Groden, 1998 edition, p. 128][Sorrels’ report dated 11/28/63: 21 H 548] (Nix was an air-conditioning repairman for the General Service in the Dallas Secret Service Building), [“Rush To Judgment” film by Mark Lane; see also “Who’s Who in the JFK Assassination” by Michael Benson, 1993, p. 314] A change of heart for Behn?– [Behn’s JFK Library Oral History, 2/24/76, p. 7; Behn offered no opinion, one way or another, during his 3 phone conversations with the author on 9/27/92. Behn passed away 4/21/93 (“Washington Post”, 4/23/93)] Sorrels, too?–For his part, Howard claimed in a lecture in Feb. 1999 that he was at the Hotel Texas cleaning up when the shooting occurred and that Kunkel was in Washington, D.C on an unspecified investigation at the time. Howard and Kunkel’s whereabouts remain unverified. (“Austin American-Statesman”, 6/29/92)] and “The Warren Report stands.” [Sorrels to Palamara, 1/28/92 & 9/27/92. Sorrels passed away 11/6/93] [4]  [ARRB interview with Bouck, 5/2/96; see also “High Treason”, 1998 edition, page 433. Although Bouck does not offer an opinion on the matter during his JFK Library Oral history, dated 6/25/76, Bouck echoed the above sentiments to the author, among other things, on 9/27/92] [5] [among other provocative things said to the Warren Commission on 3/9/64: 2 H 78]  [Kellerman interviewed on Canada’s CFTR radio in 1976, responding to the allegations—from Newcomb & Adams— that one of the agents from the front seat fired the fatal shot!] [6] [Kellerman interviewed on Canada’s CFTR radio in 1976, responding to the allegations—from Newcomb & Adams— that one of the agents from the front seat fired the fatal shot!] [7][Hill’s 11/30/63 report: 18 H 740-745] [8]  [Hill’s testimony before the Warren Commission on 3/9/64: 2 H 138-144]  [9] [Mike Wallace’s interview of Clint Hill on “60 Minutes”, 12/8/75] [10]. [or so the narrator for the 1995 History Channel program entitled “The Secret Service”, Ike Pappas, states. Although Hill is interviewed at length, he does not actually say this on the program, although he did agree to it during Mike Wallace’s questioning back in 1975.] [11] [Landis’ report dated 11/27/63: 18 H 758-759] [12] [Landis’ detailed report dated 11/30/63: 18 H 751-757] [13] High Treason 2, by Harry Livingstone, page 442