Garrison became a flamboyant, colorful, well-known figure in New Orleans but was initially unsuccessful in his run for public office. He lost a 1959 election for criminal court judge. In 1961, he ran for district attorney and won against incumbent Richard Dowling by 6,000 votes in a five-man Democratic primary.
- Tulane University (LLB)
- Richard Dowling
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.
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.
- Earling Carothers Garrison
- 6' 6" (1.98 m)
- November 20, 1921 in Knoxville, Iowa, USA
Jan 19, 2023 · New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison gained notoriety in 1967 when he made wild claims about JFK's assassination and prosecuted Clay Shaw as a co-conspirator. Jim Garrison made headlines when he charged Clay Shaw with conspiring to kill JFK.
- Kaleena Fraga
Jan 30, 2023 · After a long and storied career, Jim Garrison died shortly after he retired from the bench. The Washington Post reports that the lawyer, judge, actor, author, and conspiracy theorist died on...
Nov 21, 2013 · Orleans Parish District Attorney Jim Garrison, whose prosecution team is trying Clay Saw on a charge of conspiring to kill President Kennedy, signs papers for a state lease at a meeting of the...