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Father Oscar Huber, the Kennedy Assassination, and the News Leak Controversy: A Research Note

Father Oscar Huber, the Kennedy Assassination, and the News Leak Controversy: A Research Note Father Oscar Huber pointing to the entry in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church's Sick Call Register where he recorded the details of his administration of Last Rites to President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Under the column of "Remarks," which he usually left blank, the Vincentian priest had written: "Assassinated in Downtown Dallas." Courtesy of the DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives, DePaul University, Special Collections and Archives Department, Chicago, Illinois. Vol. CX, No. 3 , 2007 Notes and Documents Patrick Huber* n November 22, 1963, the Very Rev. Oscar L. Huber, C. M. administered the conditional last rites of the Roman Catholic Church to the mortally wounded Pres. John F. Kennedy. The Vincentian priest's religious service that day in Dallas, Texas, unexpectedly thrust him into the national spotlight, as the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, and several other metropolitan newspapers interviewed him about his last moments with the slain president. But the modest, soft-spoken priest found neither glory nor honor in his service that day, because Time magazine correspondent Hugh Sidey and several other members of the national news media reported that he was responsible for leaking the news of the president's death several minutes before http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Father Oscar Huber, the Kennedy Assassination, and the News Leak Controversy: A Research Note

Southwestern Historical Quarterly , Volume 110 (3) – Mar 28, 2007

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Father Oscar Huber pointing to the entry in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church's Sick Call Register where he recorded the details of his administration of Last Rites to President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Under the column of "Remarks," which he usually left blank, the Vincentian priest had written: "Assassinated in Downtown Dallas." Courtesy of the DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives, DePaul University, Special Collections and Archives Department, Chicago, Illinois. Vol. CX, No. 3 , 2007 Notes and Documents Patrick Huber* n November 22, 1963, the Very Rev. Oscar L. Huber, C. M. administered the conditional last rites of the Roman Catholic Church to the mortally wounded Pres. John F. Kennedy. The Vincentian priest's religious service that day in Dallas, Texas, unexpectedly thrust him into the national spotlight, as the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, and several other metropolitan newspapers interviewed him about his last moments with the slain president. But the modest, soft-spoken priest found neither glory nor honor in his service that day, because Time magazine correspondent Hugh Sidey and several other members of the national news media reported that he was responsible for leaking the news of the president's death several minutes before

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Southwestern Historical QuarterlyTexas State Historical Association

Published: Mar 28, 2007

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