Oral History

Howard Chamberlain

A longtime engineer at KRLD-TV, Chamberlain was at the Trade Mart, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas City Hall, and the Dallas County Jail on the weekend of the assassination. His late wife, Pollyann Chamberlain, was an employee at the Old Red Courthouse and heard the shooting take place. In 1964, Chamberlain’s late mother-in-law, Ruth Thornton, was briefly held hostage following a county jail break during the Jack Ruby trial. Recorded May 17, 2006.

Mr. Chamberlain passed away on July 28, 2013.