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Jim Garrison
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District Attorney of Orleans Parish
In office
1962–1973
Preceded by Richard Dowling
Succeeded by Harry Connick Sr.
Constituency New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Personal details
Born
Earling Carothers Garrison

(1921-11-20)November 20, 1921
Denison, Iowa, U.S.
Died October 21, 1992(1992-10-21) (aged 70)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Spouse(s) Leah Elizabeth Ziegler
Children 5
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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