James Carothers Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21, 1992)  was the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, from 1962 to 1973. A member of the Democratic Party, he is best known for his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and prosecution of New Orleans businessman ...
- 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Jim Garrison was at the time a very skilled district attorney of New Orleans. Three years later, he has a conversation with a governor, which arose his suspicion of the whole affair, mainly the fact that Lee Harvey Oswald could hardly have been the lone assassin. Links from Oswald lead to offices in New Orleans.
- Earling Carothers Garrison
- 6' 6" (1.98 m)
- November 20, 1921 in Knoxville, Iowa, USA
- Early life and career
- District Attorney
James Carothers "Jim" Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21, 1992) was the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, from 1962 to 1973. A member of the Democratic Party, he is best known for his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was played by Kevin Costner in Oliver Ston...
Earling Carothers Garrison was born in Denison, Iowa. He was the first child and only son of Earling R. Garrison and Jane Anne Robinson who divorced when he was two-years old. His family moved to New Orleans in his childhood, where he was raised by his divorced mother. He served in the U.S. National Guard in World War II, then obtained a law degree...
Garrison worked for New Orleans law firm Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles from 1954 to 1958, when he became an assistant district attorney. Garrison became a flamboyant, colorful, well-known figure in New Orleans, but was initially unsuccessful in his run for public office, losing a 1959 election for criminal court judge. In 1961 he ran for district atto...
Dec 03, 2018 · Jim Garrison acted to save his life and to protect his family -- because the FBI was not going to expose the role of the US Radical Right in the JFK Assassination. This is not because the FBI was an "accomplice" of the JFK assassins (as Jim Garrison had worried) but because of our Cold War with Russia at the time.
Jim Garrison is a professor emeritus in the Foundations of Education program. Education Awards and Honors Publications Featured Books Select Media Mentions Recent Academic News Jim Garrison Co-Edited Two Books and Published in Three Journals Faculty Members Received Emeritus Titles from Virginia Tech Board of Visitors News Stories Tags
Aug 15, 2016 · Earling Carothers "Jim" Garrison was the District Attorney for the City of New Orleans, Louisiana from 1961 until 1973. He investigated and prosecuted Clay Shaw for conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy and he was portrayed in Oliver Stone's film, JFK . The JFK Collection contains three series of records relating primarily to Garrison.