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.
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.
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.
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...
Oct 22, 1992 · Jim Garrison, who as District Attorney in New Orleans made startling assertions of a widespread conspiracy and cover-up in President John F. Kennedy's assassination, died yesterday at his home in...
Dec 3, 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.