Was Lee Harvey Oswald really after Connally instead of JFK?

That's the theory bestselling historian James Reston Jr. will argue at SMU on Sept. 10.

James Reston Jr.DALLAS (SMU) – Texas Gov. John Connally, not President Kennedy, was Lee Harvey Oswald’s intended target nearly 50 years ago, according to historian and author James Reston, Jr

Reston will be at SMU at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss his new book, The Accidental Victim, JFK. Lee Harvey Oswald, and the Real Target in Dallas.

Reston theorizes Oswald carried an obsessive grudge against Connally after the governor, then-Secretary of the Navy, refused to schedule a hearing for Oswald related to his dishonorable military discharge.  In addition, Marina Oswald provided testimony that Connally was her husband’s target.   Reston’s book produces evidence that Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald greatly admired the Kennedys.

Reston’s lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested.  The event is sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries.

WHAT: Lecture and book signing by James Reston, Jr., author of The Accidental Victim, JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and the Real Target in Dallas

WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10; 6:30 p.m. lecture and book signing

WHERE: Ballroom, SMU Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer Street, Dallas

RSVP: 214-768-3225 or cruppi@smu.edu



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