A scarce copy of the Warren Commission Report, signed by all seven members of the commission, including Chief Justice Earl Warren, Senator Richard B. Russell, Senator John Sherman Cooper, Majority Whip Hale Boggs, Representative Gerald R. Ford, former Director of the CIA Allen W. Dulles and former World Bank President John J. McCloy.
Octavo, xxiv, 888pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, presidential seal in gilt on front panel. Light shelf wear to cloth, toning to spine cloth, scuff mark on front panel. Laid in newspaper clipping at rear endpaper, including postage from Supreme Court to recipient of this book. Inscribed by Chief Justice Earl Warren on the title page: “For Stephen W. Bumball, with best wishes. Earl Warren.” Additionally signed by two New Jersey politicians, Representative Florence P. Dwyer and Senator Clifford P. Case.
Shortly after the death of President John F. Kennedy, President Johnson asked Chief Justice Earl Warren to head a presidential commission investigating the assassination of the president. What was formally known as the President’s Commission quickly became known as the Warren Commission. The members of the committee were a bipartisan group from different government agencies, meant to avoid any appearance of a cover-up. The commission served from December 1963 until October 1964, concluding with the publication of this report. Mr. Warren advocated for more transparency in the final analysis but was rebuffed due to ongoing secret government actions. As a result, the lone gunman conclusion of the Warren Commission report was met with public skepticism.