Oral History

Frank B. Johnston

A thirty-five year photographer with The Washington Post, Johnston was working for the Austin bureau of United Press International in 1963. In the basement of Dallas police headquarters, he captured an image of Lee Harvey Oswald approximately one second before he was fatally shot by Jack Ruby. In 1964, Johnston testified at Ruby’s trial and also covered the event as a UPI photographer. Recorded August 15, 2009.