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Notecard about Ruby trial juror Waymon Rose from the DA's Ruby file

Object Number: L2017.1.62
Category: Documents
Type of Object: Notecard
Dimensions: 4 × 6 in. (10.2 × 15.2 cm)
Medium: Paper
Notecard with information compiled by the Dallas County District Attorney's Office about Waymon Rose, who was selected to serve on the Jack Ruby trial jury.

The white unlined notecard has text handwritten in cursive in pencil:

"name: James Waymon Rose
age - Born 1922
place of birth not learned
address - [address]
Wife - Ann
Educational background not learned
Employment - R. W. McCandless
Military record not learned
Trade satisfactory
no record of suits or judgements
number of Dependents not learned
#129 #128 [crossed through, and 7 written over 8] [handwritten in blue ink in lower right corner] ".

This object was originally part of the evidence collected by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and specifically prosecutors Henry Wade and Bill Alexander during the investigation leading up to the Jack Ruby trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Curator's Notes

J. Waymon Rose, Juror #10 in the Ruby trial, is - as of September 2017 - one of two jurors known to be living. (The other being Robert J. Flechtner.) The Museum's Waymon and Ann Rose Collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, and the diaries kept by Waymon and his wife, Ann Rose, during the course of the trial. - Stephen Fagin, Curator

In order to ensure its long-term care and preservation and to facilitate public access, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office placed their Jack Ruby Trial Collection (sometimes referred to as "the DA's Jack Ruby file") on long-term loan with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in 2017. The Museum is working to make the entire collection accessible through this online collections database. To find out more about this collection or to access materials not yet included here, contact the Museum's Reading Room at - Megan Bryant, Director of Collections & Interpretation

This item, along with materials from the DA's Ruby file (which is on loan to the Museum) and from the Museum's permanent collection, briefly appeared in a temporary display on the Museum's seventh floor in 2017. - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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