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Jack Ruby

Born: Mar 25, 1911

Death: Jan 3, 1967

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Jack Ruby

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1911
Date of Death : Jan 3, 1967
Birth Place : Chicago

Jack Leon Ruby was a nightclub operator in Dallas, Texas. On November 24, 1963, Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in police custody after being charged with the murder of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier. A Dallas jury found Ruby guilty of murdering Oswald, and Ruby was sentenced to death. Later, Ruby appealed his conviction, had it overturned and was granted a new trial. As the date for his new trial was being set, Ruby became ill and died of a pulmonary embolism due to lung cancer. Many researchers contend Ruby was involved with major figures in organized crime, and conspiracy theorists assert that Ruby killed Oswald as part of an overall plot surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. Others have argued against this, saying that Ruby's connection with gangsters was minimal at most, or circumstantial, and also that Ruby was not the sort to be entrusted with such an act within a high-level conspiracy.


  • Businessperson
  • Aircraft maintenance technician

Also known as

  • Jacob Rubenstein
  • Jack Leon Ruby
  • Sparky
  • Jack L. Ruby


  • Fannie Turek Rutkowski
  • Joseph Rubenstein
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