Oral History

Wes Wise

Mayor of Dallas from 1971 to 1976, Wise in 1963 was a reporter for KRLD-TV in Dallas and president of the Dallas Press Club. He spoke with Jack Ruby in Dealey Plaza the day after the assassination. Previously, in October 1963, Wise captured on film the famous attack on U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson in Dallas. From 1992 to 1997, Wise served as a consultant and primary interviewer for the Museum’s Oral History Project. Recorded January 26, 1993, November 22, 1998, September 22, 2005, November 1, 2007, November 20, 2008, October 19, 2013, and January 31, 2015.