Mark Lane

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Birthday
24, 1927
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 10, 2016 (89)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1927
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 10, 2016 (89)

About

American author and attorney who was a Vietnam war crimes investigator. He wrote a number of books about the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, including The Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK.

Before Fame

He began his career working as an administrative assistant for the National Lawyer's Guild. He went on to serve in the New York Legislature.

Trivia

He was the personal legal counsel to cult leader Jim Jones and the People's Temple, and he was one of the few survivors of the Jonestown Massacre.

Family Life

He was born in New York, New York.

Associated With

He applied to represent Lee Harvey Oswald in court but was rejected by the Warren Commission. He wrote a bestselling critique of them in his 1966 book Rush to Judgment.