Date January 10, 1964
LILLIAN MOONEYHAM, Deputy District Court Clerk, 95th Court, Records
Building, advised that she watched the Presidential Motorcade on November
22, 1963 from the windows of the court house. She, along with Mrs. ROSE
CLARK and JEANETTE E. HOOKER, observed the Presidential Motorcade
proceeding down Main Street from the window of Judge J. FRANK WILSON'S
courtroom, overlooking Main Street. As the motorcade passed them on Main
Street, MOONEYHAM, CLARK and HOOKER ran to Judge HENRY KING's courtroom
window, which faces Houston Street, in time to see the motorcade turn west
from Elm Street on Houston. Mrs MOONEYHAM believes that BOB REID, Deputy
District Court Clerk, Dallas, Texas, was in Judge KING's courtroom
watching the motorcade at the same time as was MOONEYHAM, CLARK and
Mrs. MOONEYHAM heard a gunshot and observed President KENNEDY slump to the
left of the seat of the car. At the time of the initial shot, Mrs.
MOONEYHAM believed that a firecracker had gone off. Following the first
shot, there was a slight pause and then two more shots were discharged,
the second and third shots sounding closer together. Mrs. MOONEYHAM
observed Mrs. KENNEDY climb up on the back of the car and her eyes were
then diverted toward the left of the Presidential Motorcade on Elm Street
toward a bystander, a man who had fallen to the ground.
Mrs. MOONEYHAM and Mrs. CLARK left Judge KING's courtroom and went to the
office of Judge JULIEN C. HYER on the third floor of the Records Building,
where they continued to observe the happenings from Judge HYER's window.
From Judge HYER's window, Mrs. MOONEYHAM noted a number of bystanders
running toward the cement pavilion which borders Elm Street between the
railroad viaduct and the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD). Mrs.
MOONEYHAM estimated that it was about 4 1/2 to 5 minutes following the
shots fired by the assassin, that she looked up towards the sixth floor of
the TSBD and observed the figure of a man standing in a sixth floor window
behind some cardboard boxes. This man appeared to Mrs. MOONEYHAM to be
looking out of the window, however, the man was not close up to the window
but was standing slightly back from it, so that Mrs. MOONEYHAM could not
make out his features. She stated that she could give no description of
this individual except to say that she is sure it was a man she observed,
because the figure had on trousers. She could not recall the color of the
Mrs. MOONEYHAM stated she could not furnish any additional identifying
information regarding the figure she observed in this window.
Mrs. MOONEYHAM stated that following the assassination of President JOHN
FITZGERALD KENNEDY, she observed a re-enactment of the assassination on
two separate occasions on one day, and it was her impression that the
Presidential Motorcade was going slower than the re-enactment motorcade.
She stated that it was her estimation that the Presidential car was going
approximately five or six miles per hour at the time of the assassination,
however, she noted that her estimation was based upon her observation of
the Presidential car as it moved west on Elm away from the position where
she was located.
on 1/8/64 at Dallas, Texas
File # DL 100-10461 By Special Agent GEORGE T. BINNEY Date Dictated 1/9/64
Commision Exhibit No. 2099
The only mistake I believe Ms Mooneyham made in her statement was when she
estimated the time 4 1/2 to 5 minutes. I walked the same approximate
distance and it only took about a minute. I think the time estimate she
should have said would be approximately two minutes.
Her seeing a man in the SE 6th floor corner window set when she did means
the man who shot Oswald's rifle from there was not Oswald. Her hearing two
shots after she saw JFK slump means (for those who have studied the facts)
there were a minimum of four shots and two shooters.
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