***Download FREE DIGITAL EDITION on this page*** This is the official full 889-page report by the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy fifty years ago this year, on November 22, 1963. The Commission is often referred to unofficially as the "Warren Commission" based on the fact that its chairman was Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. This landmark final report was presented to President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 24, 1964, and made public on September 27.
This digital version of the report is a digitized photocopy of the original print hardcover report (copy courtesy the Georgetown University Library), and it is being made available in PDF format for FREE by the U.S. Government Printing Office on FDsys, GPO's Federal Digital System database for authentic and official Government documents, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's death.
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Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (The Warren Commission Report). U.S. Warren Commission. 1964. 1 online resource; 888p. illus. maps. purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo41545.
Rereleased on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, this is the online pdf version of the Warren Commission Report Summary, which condenses the contents of the 26 hearings and evidence volumes. Reproductions of forensic photos, police reports, physicians’ notes, coroners’ reports, and verbatim extracts of graphic witness testimony supplement the story of that tragic day in Dallas in 1963.
Below is an image of the final report cover letter as signed by the members of the Warren Commission and delivered to President Johnson.
Image below: Chief Justice Earl Warren and the rest of the Warren Commission presenting their report to President Johnson in the White House on September 24, 1964: