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Ruby in c. 1960

Jacob Leon "Jack" Rubenstein (March 25, 1911 – January 3, 1967) was an American criminal. Ruby was born on March 25, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He is best known for shooting Lee Harvey Oswald dead on November 24, 1963.

Ruby was convicted of murdering Oswald, but the conviction was overturned. He continued to be held in prison while awaiting retrial. The retrial did not happen because he died on January 3, 1967 at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas from lung cancer and a pulmonary embolism, aged 55.[2]


  1. The Warren Commission Report, Appendix XVI: A Biography of Jack Ruby Jack Ruby Biography (1911-1967)
  2. Ruby Buried in Chicago Cemetery Alongside Graves of His Parents. November 7, 1967. p. 15. 

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