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Sunday, November 22, 2009

President Kennedy assassinated, VP Lyndon Johnson sworn inin
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Later that day, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States. Earl Warren, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was later tasked with leading a commission to investigation the assassination. President Johnson received the final report of the Warren Commission on September 24, 1964.

Read the Warren Commission Report.

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