On this day in 1963, Jack Ruby, owner of the Carousel Club in Dallas, returns to Dallas from Wichita, Kansas, where he visited the T-Bone Club to see Gail Raven, an exotic dancer.
One business associate in Dallas thought Ruby at some point planned to marry Raven. In their 12 years of association, this fellow nightclub owner described Ruby as “a rather quiet individual” who never expressed an opinion about communism or Fidel Castro.
When Ruby shot accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald dead on national TV on the morning of November 24, 1963, he did more to foster the public’s widespread suspicion of a JFK assassination conspiracy than any other person.
We have learned a lot about Jack Ruby since the Warren Commission, but the mystery of his motive in silencing Oswald endures.
Maybe Gail Raven recalls.
(Does anybody have insight into Jack Ruby? If so, please Email me along with links to, or scans of, the original sources.)