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Lee Harvey Oswald

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Lee Harvey Oswald

Accused Assassin of President John F. Kennedy


Who was Lee Harvey Oswald?

Lee Harvey Oswald was born in New Orleans, Lousiana on October 18, 1939 to Robert Edward Lee and Marguerite Frances (Claverie) Oswald.

He served as a U.S. Marine radar operator before defecting to the Soviet Union in 1959. By 1962, Oswald had reportedly had enough of the Soviet Union and returned to the United States. He brought with him his Soviet wife Marina and their infant daughter.

On October 16, 1963 Oswald started a new job at the Texas School Book Depository. It was from this location just over a month later on November 22 that Lee Harvey Oswald shot and assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

Lee Harvey Oswald's ancestry includes famous as well as infamous kin that includes the notorious Lizzie Borden. Lizzie was widely believed to have participated in the murder of her father and step-mother although she was later acquitted of the charge.

Some of Oswald's more prestigious kin include President James Madison, President Theodore Roosevelt, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart. He is also related to royalty and is a direct descendant of both Charlemagne and Alfred the Great.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Lee Harvey Oswald

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin
via Sir Patrick de Chaworth

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin
via Thomas de Clare

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin
via Gunselm de Badlesmere

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin
via Edmund Plantagenet

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin
via Alice de Audley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin
via Sir Henry de Percy

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert Goushill

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin
via John de Mowbray

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Alice de Audley

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

19th cousin
via Richard FitzAlan

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Henry de Percy

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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