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Burt W. Griffin

Burt W. Griffin is the author of JFK, Oswald and Ruby: Politics, Prejudice and Truth and Cities Within a City: On Changing Cleveland's Government.

Judge Griffin was Assistant Counsel to the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (commonly known as the Warren Commission) and served for many years as a judge in the Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Before that, he was a legal aid lawyer and served as Executive Director of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society and National Director of the Legal Services Program, U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. 

Judge Griffin graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a degree in political science, and later graduated from Yale Law School.

Articles by this Author

Sixty years ago, Jack Ruby shot Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. What was his motive? The Warren Commission lawyer who investigated Ruby reveals the killer’s state of mind.