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|District Attorney of Orleans Parish|
|Preceded by||Richard Dowling|
|Succeeded by||Harry Connick Sr.|
|Constituency||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
Earling Carothers Garrison
November 20, 1921
Denison, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||October 21, 1992
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||Leah Elizabeth Ziegler|
|Alma mater||Tulane University (LLB)|
James Carothers Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21, 1992) was the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, from 1962 to 1973. A member of the Democratic Party, he is best known for his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and prosecution of New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw to that effect in 1969, which ended in Shaw's acquittal. The author of three books, one became a prime source for Oliver Stone's film JFK in 1991, in which Garrison was portrayed by actor Kevin Costner, while Garrison himself also made a cameo as Earl Warren.
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