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James W. Bookhout, 94, FBI agent encountered America's notorious criminals; interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald
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James W. Bookhout: FBI agent encountered America's notorious criminals

12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, June 21, 2009
By JON NIELSEN / The Dallas Morning News
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/obituaries/stories/DN-bookhoutobit_21met.ART.Central.Edition1.4abcad9.html

James W. Bookhout, a former FBI agent who came in contact with some of
America's most notorious criminals, died Saturday of heart failure.

Mr. Bookhout, of Dallas, was 94. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway.

After World War II broke out, Mr. Bookhout, then a 28-year-old
practicing civil attorney, had a choice: He could join the military or
join the FBI.

"He was a calm person and thought he'd make a good agent because he
didn't get rattled," said his wife, Charlotte Bookhout of Dallas.

Almost immediately, Mr. Bookhout made a name for himself. He was
involved in the apprehension and raid of the infamous Touhy Gang in
Chicago. In New York, Mr. Bookhout helped round up suspected communists
and Nazi agents.

Then in the early 1950s, he moved to Dallas, where he helped solve
countless bank robberies and worked behind the scenes on some of Dallas'
most shocking crimes, said his son, Jim Bookhout of Garland.

Mr. Bookhout's return to Dallas was his homecoming. He graduated from
Woodrow Wilson High School in the early 1930s and earned his law degree
from Southern Methodist University in 1937.

Mr. Bookhout interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after President John
F. Kennedy's assassination. At the time, Dallas police were
investigating, but Mr. Bookhout was called in "to be the eyes and ears
of the FBI," his son said.

Mr. Bookhout later described the accused assassin as arrogant and
argumentative.

"Oswald wanted to get his goat," Jim Bookhout said. "My father believed
that there is no conspiracy – that Oswald was just a nut who committed
the crime. He thinks all the movies and all the other stuff is just ...
I won't say what he called it."

As a special agent in Dallas, Mr. Bookhout also worked the kidnapping of
socialite Amanda Dealey in 1972. Ms. Dealey, who was married to Joe
Dealey Jr., son of a former publisher of The Dallas Morning News, was
recovered safely thanks to the help of Mr. Bookhout, his son said.

Mr. Bookhout watched as the Dealey family paid a ransom to the suspects
and then trailed the suspects until their arrest.

Mr. Bookhout retired in 1977 and spent his free time hunting and
fishing. He was a member of the Texas Bar Association until his death.

He is survived by his wife, son, three grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Peace Officer Flag Fund,
P.O. Box 496584, Garland, Texas 75049-6584.
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"Think with your dipstick, Jimmy."

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2017-07-03 09:58:04 UTC
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James W. Bookhout: FBI agent encountered America's notorious criminals
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, June 21, 2009
By JON NIELSEN / The Dallas Morning News
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/obituaries/stories/DN-bookhoutobit_21met.ART.Central.Edition1.4abcad9.html
James W. Bookhout, a former FBI agent who came in contact with some of
America's most notorious criminals, died Saturday of heart failure.
Mr. Bookhout, of Dallas, was 94. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway.
After World War II broke out, Mr. Bookhout, then a 28-year-old
practicing civil attorney, had a choice: He could join the military or
join the FBI.
"He was a calm person and thought he'd make a good agent because he
didn't get rattled," said his wife, Charlotte Bookhout of Dallas.
Almost immediately, Mr. Bookhout made a name for himself. He was
involved in the apprehension and raid of the infamous Touhy Gang in
Chicago. In New York, Mr. Bookhout helped round up suspected communists
and Nazi agents.
Then in the early 1950s, he moved to Dallas, where he helped solve
countless bank robberies and worked behind the scenes on some of Dallas'
most shocking crimes, said his son, Jim Bookhout of Garland.
Mr. Bookhout's return to Dallas was his homecoming. He graduated from
Woodrow Wilson High School in the early 1930s and earned his law degree
from Southern Methodist University in 1937.
Mr. Bookhout interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after President John
F. Kennedy's assassination. At the time, Dallas police were
investigating, but Mr. Bookhout was called in "to be the eyes and ears
of the FBI," his son said.
Mr. Bookhout later described the accused assassin as arrogant and
argumentative.
"Oswald wanted to get his goat," Jim Bookhout said. "My father believed
that there is no conspiracy � that Oswald was just a nut who committed
the crime. He thinks all the movies and all the other stuff is just ...
I won't say what he called it."
As a special agent in Dallas, Mr. Bookhout also worked the kidnapping of
socialite Amanda Dealey in 1972. Ms. Dealey, who was married to Joe
Dealey Jr., son of a former publisher of The Dallas Morning News, was
recovered safely thanks to the help of Mr. Bookhout, his son said.
Mr. Bookhout watched as the Dealey family paid a ransom to the suspects
and then trailed the suspects until their arrest.
Mr. Bookhout retired in 1977 and spent his free time hunting and
fishing. He was a member of the Texas Bar Association until his death.
He is survived by his wife, son, three grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Peace Officer Flag Fund,
P.O. Box 496584, Garland, Texas 75049-6584.
--
"Think with your dipstick, Jimmy."
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HE WAS ALSO THE PERSON THAT WAS SEEN SHOOTING LEE HARVEY OSWALD
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2017-07-03 11:04:44 UTC
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Oh the nutty tinfoil hat guy comes out.
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2017-09-15 13:14:53 UTC
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Oh the nutty tinfoil hat guy comes out.
The Bookhout family should sue Ralph Cinque. No, really. And get a court order to keep him off the internet, as he's slandered others as well.
Dug
2017-09-15 17:36:59 UTC
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Mr. Bookhout retired in 1977 and spent his free time hunting and
fishing. He was a member of the Texas Bar Association until his death.
Wow, he had 40 years of retirement!
marcus
2017-09-15 20:20:04 UTC
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Mr. Bookhout retired in 1977 and spent his free time hunting and
fishing. He was a member of the Texas Bar Association until his death.
Wow, he had 40 years of retirement!
32 years.
Dug
2017-09-15 20:39:02 UTC
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Mr. Bookhout retired in 1977 and spent his free time hunting and
fishing. He was a member of the Texas Bar Association until his death.
Wow, he had 40 years of retirement!
32 years.
Right. I got tripped up by this old 2009 posting.

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