President john f. Kennedy and family
Caroline Kennedy: Daughter of the president and first lady.
Edward “Ted” Kennedy: Younger brother of JFK, U.S. senator.
Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy: Wife of JFK, first lady of the United States.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: World War II hero, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, U.S. congressman and senator, 35th president of the United States.
John Kennedy Jr.: Son of the president and first lady.
Joseph Kennedy Jr.: Older brother of JFK, U.S. Navy land-based bomber pilot during World War II.
Joseph Kennedy Sr.: Patriarch of the Kennedy family, former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.
Robert Francis Kennedy: Younger brother of JFK, U.S. senator, U.S. attorney general, candidate for president in 1968.
President Kennedy’s Cabinet and Advisers
McGeorge Bundy: JFK’s national security adviser.
Lyndon Baines Johnson: JFK’s vice president, then 36th president of the United States.
Robert S. McNamara: Secretary of defense.
Kenneth “Kenny” P. O’Donnell: Organizer of JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign, special assistant and appointments secretary to President Kennedy, later campaign manager for Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign.
David “Dave” Francis Powers: Special assistant and assistant appointments secretary to President Kennedy, later curator of the JFK Library and Museum.
Pierre Salinger: White House press secretary.
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.: Special assistant to the president.
Ted Sorensen: Special counsel to the president.
Earl Warren: Fourteenth chief justice of the Supreme Court, chairman of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, informally known as the Warren Commission.
Fidel Castro: Prime minister and later president of Cuba.
John Connally: Governor of Texas, rides in the presidential limousine in Dallas.
Dwight Eisenhower: Thirty-fourth president of the United States.
Andrei Gromyko: Soviet foreign minister.
Nikita Khrushchev: Premier of the Soviet Union.
Martin Luther King Jr.: Minister, activist leader of the civil rights movement, and later Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
Richard Nixon: President Eisenhower’s vice president, presidential candidate against Kennedy.
Harry Truman: Thirty-third president of the United States.
George Wallace: Governor of Alabama.
Secret Service, FBI, and Police
U. E. Baughman: Head of the Secret Service.
Arnold J. Brown: Texas-based FBI agent who investigates Lee Harvey Oswald and his mother.
Jesse Curry: Dallas police chief.
John Fain: Texas-based FBI agent who investigates Lee Harvey Oswald.
Bill Greer: Secret Service agent driving the presidential limousine.
Clint Hill: Secret Service agent in charge of Jackie Kennedy’s detail.
J. Edgar Hoover: Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.
James Hosty Jr.: FBI’s expert on Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald.
Roy Kellerman: Secret Service agent protecting JFK.
Winston G. Lawson: Secret Service special agent in charge of organizing JFK’s travel protection.
Eugene “Bull” Connor: Birmingham, Alabama, public safety commissioner.
J. D. Tippit: Officer of the Dallas police force who is killed by Oswald.
Lee Harvey Oswald, Family, and Acquaintances
George de Mohrenschildt: Russian-American businessman who helps the Oswalds.
Lee Harvey Oswald: U.S. Marine, defector to the Soviet Union, assassin of Kennedy.
Marguerite Oswald: Mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Marina Prusakova Oswald: Wife of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Robert Oswald: Lee Harvey Oswald’s older brother.
Ruth Paine: Friend of Marina Oswald.
Walter Cronkite: CBS newsman who first announces the shooting of the president.
Jack Ruby: Nightclub owner who kills Lee Harvey Oswald.
Edwin Anderson “Ted” Walker: Major general in the U.S. Army, assassination target of Oswald.
Sterling Wood: Boy who testifies that he saw Oswald at the rifle practice range.