10 Philly Connections to the JFK Assassination

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As the world observes the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, we asked intrepid interns Amanda Wyszynski and Jayson Flores to research Philadelphia’s ties to the tragedy. Here’s what they found:

Gaeton Fonzi: Born in Philadelphia on Oct. 10, 1935, Fonzi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Philadelphia magazine reporter and senior editor. In 1975 he was asked by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to join the JFK assassination investigation. In 1993, he published a book on his research into the JFK assassination called The Last Investigation.

Arlen Specter: Long before his run as U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, the young attorney was assistant counsel for the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of JFK. The late Specter will forever be linked to the controversial “single bullet theory.” He passed away in 2012.

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