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Image of Jack Ruby with lawyer Sam H. Clinton

Object Number: 2004.058.0346.0002
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Bill Winfrey
Type of Object: Negative (b&w)
Date: 1964
Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (5.7 x 5.7 cm)
Medium: Film
Original black and white negative on Kodak Safety Film taken by Dallas Morning News photographer Bill Winfrey. The image shows Jack Ruby sitting at a table in a courtroom, beside laywer Sam H. Clinton. Journalist Robert Huffaker can be seen in the background on the right with a microphone in his hand.
Curator's Notes

Bob Huffaker covered the Jack Ruby trial for local CBS affiliate KRLD-TV.  The man wearing glasses at left is WBAP-TV local reporter James Kerr. - Gary Mack, Curator

In 1964, Sam Clinton was legal counsel to the Texas Civil Liberties Union when he joined with attorney Elmer Gertz, Sol Dann and Phil Burleson to reverse Jack Ruby's conviction for killing Lee Harvey Oswald.  - Gary Mack, Curator

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