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  1. American Lawyer and New York State politician. He was Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals from 1985 to 1992, when he was forced to resign following a scandal.
  2. Former Secret Service Special Agent/COO of Teneo Risk and serves as the Global Head of Security for Teneo/ CNN Law Enforcement Analyst/News Media Contributor
  3. United States Air Aces
  4. 103 Walmart worker & meet Sam Walton, Served in the Air Force during World War II serving in India and China/Flew the Hump, Himalaias/After landing a job with Walmart back in 1983, he still works five day a week at a the location in his hometown
  5. Former Dallas Policeman and Texas Ranger, drove the Congressional Car with James Wright in the JFK Dallas motorcade
  6. Dallas attorney in 1963, Waggoner saw the President's motorcade on Main Street. In March 1964, as the guest of an assistant district attorney, he observed closing arguments in the Ruby trial
  7. Centenarian (1899-2007), one of the last US WWI veterans, and the last living US Marine of WWI
  8. Honor Guard For Ex Presidents\Lives in Miami Fla
  9. Quest for Antonia winner
  10. Miss America 1947
  11. Dallas Police Officer in 1963 , helped to arrest Oswald at the theatre
  12. Edwin Walker  (3)
    11/10/1909-10/31/1993 US Army officer fought in WW2 & Korean. Known for ultra-conservative political views & criticized by Ike for promoting a personal political stand while in uniform/Lee Harvey Oswald attempted to kill him 4/10/1963
  13. Jim Walker  (2)
    JFK/Photographed Kennedy motorcade and /was at Dealey Plaza in Dallas that fateful November day in 1963, when Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy. longtime director and actor with the CRIGHTON PLAYERS
  14. Cardiologist
  15. One of the last surviving witnesses of Germany's Zeppelin raids in the UK, from 1914-1918. She is now 101 and lives in a care home near the town of Darlaston in the West Midlands of England
  16. Survivor of 1944 Hartford Circus Fire/Has fear of some tents even today, and serious claustrophobia
  17. American journalist, born 1936. Reporter who covered the Selma civil rights marches, including 'Bloody Sunday' in 1965 for the Selma Times-Journal. Decades later served as the president of the Selma Chamber of Commerce
  18. Georgia centenarian, born 1911. Born in Oklahoma and a Dust Bowl survivor. Believed to be the US' oldest living Eagle Scout. Army Captain in WWII, commanded 4416th Quartermaster Europe and on their way to the Pacific when the war ended
  19. (born 1 September 1918) is a British educationalist who founded the first all-age Montessori school in GB and the Gatehouse Learning Centre. Benemerenti Medal, conferred by Pope John Paul II. Member of the Order of the British Empire
  20. Member of the Little Rock Nine; group of African-American students who enrolled in all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Awarded Congressional Gold Medal in 1999
  21. Staff Sgt. James Harley Wallwork DFM (21 October 1919 - 24 January 2013) British soldier, member Glider Pilot Regiment achieved notability as pilot of 1st Horsa glider to land at Pegasus Bridge in the early hours of D-Day, 6 June 1944 WW2
  22. WWII American Fighter Pilot Ace
  23. Dallas Sherriff - witness to the JFK assassination
  24. Only living individual present when John Dillinger's gang visited/overtook the Little Bohemia Lodge in Wisconsin, April 19-21, 1934. Was not present during police raid on April 22, 1934
  25. Former Vaudeville dancer in the Whirl of Splendor act, 1925-30. Born 1905. Shared the bill with Milton Berle, Edgar Bergen, others. Witness to a 1919 lynch mob in Omaha
  26. Royalty
  27. Original Organizer from Occupation of Alcatraz
  28. Frank Ward  (2)
    One of the last living ground crewmen part of the Hindenburg disaster. Then a 17 year old there to grab the lines to pull the ship to earth
  29. Iran Hostage Crisis/Communications officer CIA
  30. Justice of the Peace who tried to stop the removal of President Kennedy's body from Dallas
  31. Downed by enemy fire on mission, badly injured endured 3 week's hell In hellish Vietnam Jungles. When his captain revealed his membership in the Ku Klux Klan, their situation that took a roll putting him on the road to becoming a general
  32. Is a centenarian and also an internet celebrity
  33. French survivor of Auschwitz and heroine of the French Resistance. She moved to Manchester, England
  34. Special Agent in charge, Norfolk Field Office, NCIS
  35. San Francisco-based architect
  36. Donut Dolly Vietnam War/Lai Khe - First Infantry Division - July 1969-October 1969. An Khe - Fourth Infantry Division - October 1969-January 1970, Program Director. Da Nang - Third Marine Division/24th Corps - January 1970-August 1970, Unit Director
  37. Dallas firefighter in 1963, Warnock was sent to the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository immediately after the assassination. His memories of the sniper's perch differ from those of police investigators
  38. US Supreme Court Chief Justice (1953-1969), and previously the 30th Governor of California. Led the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and headed the Warren Commission investigation of the Kennedy assassination
  39. JFK - After his famous visit to Berlin, JFK stopped in the UK for less than a day to meet with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan at his country estate; Waters took his chance and made a few very rare photographs of Kennedy driving by
  40. One of the last survivors of the SS Morro Castle disaster that took place in 1934 when the ship caught fire and burned, killing 137 passengers and crew members. He is now 97 and lives with his wife Jeanne in U.S.A, maybe Wrentham, Massachusetts
  41. English supercentenarian and the third oldest person in the United Kingdom. Born in 1900
  42. Jack Watson  (2)
    Radio Dispatcher for Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. on Nov. 22. Following the assassination he relayed info. from the Dallas Police Dept. and co-ordinated movement of the Deputy Sheriffs
  43. 17 year old sailed solo aroung the world
  44. Civil rights leader
  45. Spanish Civil War Veteran, International Brigade, Lives in London. Born: 1913
  46. Heather Watts  (2)
    One of the last survivors from the sinking of SS Athenia. The SS Athenia was the first British ship to be sunk by Nazi Germany in World War II. She is now 77 and lives in Nova Scotia, Canada
  47. Creator Of Redwood National Park. Born: 09/17/1906
  48. White House Secretary during the Kennedy Administation. Known as Fiddle
  49. Interviewer, at age 11 was the youngest person to interview a sitting American President (Barack Obama)
  50. Betty Webb  (2)
    WW2/From Wythall Worcestershire, member of Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Worked on German police messages in Mansion @ Bletchley Park. Messages revealed beginning of the Holocaust with the massacres of 1,000s of Jews on eastern front
  51. B. 2/17/1956) Civil rights activist known as Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Smallest Freedom Fighter's co-author of Selma, Lord, Selma. 9-year-old, took part attempt march across Edmund Pettus Bridge on 3/7/1965 march, known as Bloody Sunday
  52. Jean Webster  (2)
    The fifth oldest person in England and the oldest born in Northern Ireland (Born: 1906) Her father worked as a riveter on the Titanic. She also survived the 1918 flu pandemic. She recently celebrated her 111th birthday. Lives in Northern Island
  53. Actress: charm school instructor in 'A League of Their Own'
  54. Dane Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; staff member of The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission
  55. American supercentenarian (Born: 1909) She is also one of the last survivors of the 'Great Flood of 1913'. Lives in Fortville, Indiana, USA
  56. Holocaust Survivor/Said her mother, three younger siblings, and older brother were all murdered soon after in the gas chambers/Testified in War Crimes trial against 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Oskar Groening
  57. Was at Terezin Concentration Camp when she was a child. Survivor of the Holocaust
  58. Bob Welch  (3)
    Reporter/cameraman WBAP-TV/Covered attempted shooting Gen. Edwin Walker. November 22, at Love Field, Trade Mart & Parkland, captured only sound recording of announcement of President Kennedy's death. In 1964, he covered the Jack Ruby trial
  59. Pioneering aviatrix, journalist (1908-2002). Co-founder of 'Ninety-Nines' women's group with A. Earhardt, worked with Wiley Post, first female parachutist from a damaged plane, White House reporter (1963-77), 1 of 3 women reporters on Nixon's China trip
  60. JFK - Secret Service for Caroline & John Kennedy Jr
  61. Flight attendant aboard US Airways flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River
  62. WWII Battle of the Bulge veteran, Nuremberg Trials guard for Field Marshal Hermann Goering
  63. JFK: He was a member of the 4-H Club that President John F. Kennedy met at the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. 7 March 1961
  64. His life was the basis for the 2018 film White Boy Rick
  65. Titanic survivor
  66. Mathematician known for mathematical modelling shape of Earth, & work on development of satellite geodesy models that incorporated into the Global Positioning System (GPS) inducted into the US Air Force HOF in 2018
  67. Serial Killer - Convicted of 10 Murders with her Husband Fred West, there house became a thing of legend known as 'The House of Horrors' There backyard help the corpses of several girls they had killed including one of there own daughters they stated left
  68. Hiroshima survivor. 13 years old, working in a factory to support the war effort when the bomb hit. Her widowed mother died in the blast and her grandparents died of radiation sickness weeks later. She became sick but recovered and later married an Americ
  69. JFK - DPD Captain in the Lee Harvey Oswald, J.D. Tippit investigation
  70. Worked at the TSBD Nov..22 1963 JFK
  71. WW 2 vet/USN/Mechanic in Navy, stationed in the South Pacific and the Philippines
  72. Assistant Supervisor in the operating room at Parkland Memorial at the time of President Kennedy's assassination
  73. World record hips
  74. An American ornithologist and avian paleontologist; Secretary of the Smithosonian (1944-1952)
  75. United States Air Aces
  76. Member of The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, started on 03/21/1933, by Pres. F.D.R. As part of Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, designed to combat unemployment during the Great Depression
  77. Reported from NBC affiliate WBAP-TV in Fort Worth about President Kennedy's assassination
  78. Bill White  (6)
    US WWII Marine vet, born 1915, wounded by a grenade at Iwo Jima. One of the last living workers who built the Hoover Dam in the 1930s
  79. Carol White  (2)
    Director of Correspondence for George HW Bush
  80. UK Garter Principal King of Arms, born 1961. Various peerage and royal duties. As senior herald, proclaimed Charles III the new King to the world, and later, the titles of Elizabeth II as her coffin was lowered at her funeral service
  81. JFK - Assistant Special Counsel to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
  82. Intern assigned to the surgery section of the Emergency Room at Parkland Memorial in '63 , Martin helped to save President Kennedy's life
  83. Born November 1, 1953, American video game designer and programmer: Blackjack, Star Ship
  84. Winner of the Largest Powerball Jackpot Ever 300 Million!
  85. Lawyer shot by Dick Cheney
  86. 10 year old witness to the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Son of an airstation employee, he was about 100 yards away, so close the paint on his family's car blistered from the heat
  87. Spy/Hot wars/cold wars & a few sub-war dust-ups/Served in senior positions at the Departments of State and Defense, the CIA, and the White House
  88. Was standing at the corner of Cedar Springs Rd. and Harwood St . to watch President Kennedy's motorcade on Nov . 22 , 1963
  89. (Born 10 April 1916) was a German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was born in Kiel.
  90. JFK - NBC cameraman riding in Camera Car 1, (10th car in Kennedy's motorcade); as the shots fell, he jumped from the car in front of the TSBD and ran towards the assassination scene while fiming, he himself ending up in many famous photos
  91. One of the news cameramen you see running in Malcolm Couch's film, shot this film as he jumped from one of the camera cars following the limo and ran towards the grassy knoll at the JFK assassination
  92. US Army WWII veteran, born 1919. CCC member, 1938-40, and made an Army supply sargeant thanks to his CCC experience for WWII's Saipan battle
  93. Nobel Prize-winning author, Holocaust survivor, Nobel for Peace - 1986
  94. Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor, Nazi hunter, and writer
  95. whistle blower,told truth about tobacco companies. movie The Insider
  96. Supercentenarian/Born: 02/09/1898
  97. WWII: Sailor B.C. Wilborn manned an anti-aircraft gun during the attack upon Pearl Harbor; later surviving amultiple Kamikate attack at the USS Columbia on 6 January 1945 when he earned a Purple Heart; Race Horse Owner
  98. Dennis Bryan Harvey 'Dick' Wildish CB (born 24 December 1914) is a retired vice admiral in the Royal Navy. He was born in Kent and is the son of Rear Admiral Sir Henry William Wildish, who also served in the Royal Navy
  99. Oxford mathematician, proved Fermat's Last Theorem
  100. Retired Secret Service For JFK/Kennedy Detail
  101. Former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda. In 1994, he was the only American who chose to remain in the country after the genocide began/Saved about 400 people from Gisimba Orphanage
  102. JFK - Patrolman with the Dallas Police Department in 1963, Wilkins was involved in the initial search of the TSBD. He was among those who first discovered the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle in the northwest corner of the sixth floor
  103. Roy Wilkins  (3)
    08/30/1901-09/08/1981 American Postage Stamp made from his image/Prominent civil rights activist from the 1930s-1970s. Wilkins' most notable role was his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  104. One of the oldest people in England (Born: 1908) Recently celebrated her 109th birthday. Also one of the last surviving witnesses of Germany's Zeppelin raids in the UK and met King George V. She lives in Hethersett, Norfolk, England
  105. One of two of Holocaust last living survivors of Nazi death camp Treblinka/Estimated that between 800.000 and 1.2million prisoners were taken to Treblinka/Lives in Israel
  106. Author/Assistant Council Warren Commission
  107. Tryst with Bill Clinton/Author
  108. WWII Veteran; Marine - Tank Driver; Iwo Jima
  109. Clayton 'Claytie' Williams, Jr. (b. 10/8/1931), businessman from Midland, Texas, was unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial nominee 1990 against Democratic State Treasurer Ann Richards even though Williams initially led in opinion polls by 20 points
  110. Survivor of the Winecoff hotel fire on December 7, 1946
  111. An intern at Parkland Hospital in '63 , Williams had contact with Jackie Kennedy outside Trauma Room One and two days later assisted in the surgery of Lee Harvey Oswald
  112. Jonestown massacre survivor who fled the The People's Temple Agricultural Project a year before the massacre took place in 1978/Former member of Jim Jones Cult In Guyana
  113. 2009 Nobel Prize winner for Economics
  114. Bill Willis  (2)
    Drummer for Tami True AKA Nancy Myers at Jack Ruby's Carousel Club along the time of the JFK assassination/Willis was interviewed by two FBI agents Rawling and Hardin shortly after the assassination
  115. Eyewitness & Photographer at JFK Shooting
  116. Born 1953, was a close witness during the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
  117. WWII veteran, army medic at Guam and Okinawa. Worked with MOH Desmond Doss, of 'Hacksaw Ridge' note, at Okinawa
  118. X-ray tech. school intern at Parkland on Nov. 22 , 1963 and saw Pres. Kennedy admitted to the hospital
  119. 2nd Oldest Person in the World/Born :1890 Deceased 2006
  120. Ferguson, MO Police Dept Officer
  121. David Wilson  (11)
    Great-nephew of Robert Falcon Scott's chief of scientific staff, Dr Edward Wilson
  122. Supercentenarian (1898-2009). One of the last surviving woman voters of the 1920 open election
  123. George Wilson  (3)
    D-Day Survivor
  124. Jonestown Massacre Survivor//Son of Leslie Wagner Wilson
  125. James Wilson  (7)
    Signer of the declation of independence/ the us constitution, appoint on the 1st supreme court by george washington, died in 1798
  126. Jonestown Massacre Survivor/Author Slavery of Faith: The untold story of the Peoples Temple from the eyes of a thirteen year old, her escape from Jonestown at 20 and life 30 years later
  127. LAPD Officer involved in the Rodney King beating
  128. Last witness to the world record breaking run of steam locomotive Mallard that was achieved on 3 July 1938. He lives in Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England. A.K.A Bill Windsor or William Windsor
  129. JFK - Member of the Fort Worth Polytechnic High School Marching 100 Band that can be seen in photographs of the Kennedy motorcade through Fort Worth, 22 November 1963. The President stopped the motorcade to salute Jerry and the band
  130. One of the two women who as teenagers were the focus of the activity during the Enfield Haunting. She is now 49 and lives in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, UK. Formerly known as Janet Hodgson. Now the subject of the film 'The Conjuring 2'
  131. US Meteorologist (1931-2023) Creator of the 'Heat index' and HIndenburg witness. Heard the explosion near his house as a 5 year old boy, drove with his grandfather to find the smoking ship in flames on the ground
  132. British Stockbroker Who Was Britains Version Of Schindler Of Schindler's List Born: 05/19/1909
  133. American jurist (1905 - 99). Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit during the 1950s and 1960s, deciding many landmark civil rights cases
  134. On April 15, 1964, Gail Wise a 22 year old third grade teacher purchased the first Ford Mustang 2 days before it was supposed to be sold to the public
  135. Holocaust Survivor ill & emaciated when heard Soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed German troops coming to get her but it was Russian Soldiers coming to free her/May live in JERUSALEM/guide at Yad Vashem
  136. WWII - Contemporary witness of the Port Chicago disaster (largest US mainland munitions explosion, July 17, 1944, Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, CA; 320 dead, 390 wounded, followed by mutiny that changed segregation in the Navy.)
  137. Former Dallas Mayor/helped federal agents prepare JFK's Dallas security for the next month's visit. Covered the presidential motorcade, played a double role at the president's aborted luncheon, encountered Jack Ruby day before Oswald shot
  138. John Wiseman  (2)
    A Deputy Sheriff in the Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept . , John was standing on Main St. when President Kennedy's motorcade went by and after shots were fired he helped search the TSBD
  139. Holocaust Survivor Auschwitz incarcerated for 3 years, saved life by singing to Nazi SS. Composed 2 songs 1 song in Polish, ?Oswiecim? (Auschwitz) other Yiddish, Dos Vaise Haizele (Little White House In Woods) on display Holocaust Museum DC
  140. Helped with the rescue of the 2 whales in the movie The Big Miracle
  141. Known as the 'Umbrella Man'. Was present at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 11-22-63
  142. US Supercentenarian, born Sept 27, 1908
  143. Former Head of the IMF
  144. USS Indianapolis survivor
  145. Hitler's Food Taster. Lives in West Berlin Born: 1917
  146. One of the last survivors of MV Wilhelm Gustloff, which sank after being torpedoed by the Soviet submarine in 1945 resulting in the greatest ship disaster in history
  147. Perennial political candidate. Challenged president Obama for the 2012 Democratic Party nomination
  148. Navy Seal recovery team, first to grab the Apollo 11 capsule and attach anchor cables and a flotation device before the astronauts emerged. Later served in Vietnam, battled addictions, and became a preacher
  149. State Trooper with the Texas Highway Patrol , Max was stationed at Dallas Trade Mart for Pres. Luncheon . Later assigned guard duty for Gov. Connolly at Parkland
  150. Survivor of 1944 Hartford Circus Fire
  151. Terry Wood  (2)
    Was at Dallas Love Field for President, Kennedy's arrival in 1963 and then was near TSBD at time of shooting . Later anchor at KUTV
  152. The oldest person in the United Kingdom, born in 1899
  153. Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist for Washington Post, uncovered Watergate scandal with fellow Post journalist Carl Bernstein
  154. Roger Woodward is the only person to go over Niagara Falls without a barrel and survive. After a boat he was in capsized, the seven year old, wearing only a life jacket and a bathing suit, went over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and lived
  155. Last living (confirmed and verified) Civil War veteran (1850-1956). Served in the Union Army as a drummer boy in a Minnesota regiment. 3 others claiming to be Confederate vets who lived passed him were later found to most likely be false claims
  156. Pioneer in the Commercial Aviation Industry/ Wordlaw is one of approximately 25 black female pilots flying for a major airline in the U.S. today/Featured in the film, 'The Women's List'
  157. British born Army officer and descendant of Sir Ernest Shackleton's skipper Frank Worsley. Lives in Hereford, UK
  158. Last survivor of the "General Slocum" ship disaster of June 15, 1904
  159. Jack Wright  (3)
    Helped build the St. Louis gateway arch
  160. Texas Ranger, drove Mayor's car in JFK's Dallas motorcade. Helped remove the President's body from the limo on arrival at Parkland Hospital. Later served 16 years as a county sheriff
  161. The cousin of Emmett Till who witnessed his kidnapping and the last one to see him alive
  162. Wrongfully convicted As Drug Kingpin. Inspiration for 50 Cent-Produced Drama 'For Life' based on Wright's life
  163. Secret Service Agent who did advance work in Ft. Worth for President Kennedy's visit and later provided security for Marina Oswald
  164. //francine marie stepp//(stillwater oklahoma murder)
  165. Won 2014 West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Award