|The assassination of President John F. Kennedy shocked the
world, and the crime captured the imaginations of people everywhere, perhaps more than any
other event in the 20th century. If you were born before November 1963, you probably can
still remember where you were when you heard the news of the President's death.
Everyone knows that the crime was investigated by the Warren Commission.
Everyone knows that the official government explanation was that Lee Harvey Oswald was the
assassin, and that he acted alone. Relatively few believe that was the truth. What most
people do not realize is that there was a second government investigation;
even fewer know what evidence and shocking revelations came from it. Between 1977 and
1979, forty-five attorneys, investigators and researchers conducted the most thorough
investigation that has ever been conducted to determine whether there really was a
conspiracy. As the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Select Committee on Assassinations, Gary
Cornwell led that investigation.
Gary Cornwell, a native Texan, has been a trial lawyer for over 40 years. He was a
prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime and Racketeering Section
for seven years, and served as the Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force in Kansas
City, where he successfully tried and convicted the chiefs of the Mafia families in both
Kansas City and Denver.
He was honored with the U.S. Department of Justice Special
Achievement Award and the Justice Departments Special Commendation for Outstanding
Service. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and in Whos Who in
In 1977, Cornwell was asked to head the investigation of
the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as the Deputy Chief Counsel for the U.S.
House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations.
Cornwell now practices law in Montgomery, Texas. Real Answers is
his first book.