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Leander D'Avy Testifies before the HSCA

Leander D'Avy was born in 1924 and had served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a doorman at the Court of Two Sisters (a restaurant/bar) from 1959 to 1963. But he was also a fabulist who loved to tell stories. He told the HSCA that he had seen David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the three tramps together in a back room of the Court. He also said that he had been slapped by Jack Ruby outside of the restaurant.

Here is an audio recording of Leander D'Avy's testimony before the HSCA.

You can download a transcript of his testimony:

Leander davy hsca testimony
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Check out this earlier post on Leander D'Avy, which has many Garrison and FBI documents as well as an analysis of his HSCA interview and subsequent testimony:

Leander D'Avy is discussed in several conspiracy books:

The Assassinations, Edited by James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease

D'Avy is mentioned in an article by John Armstrong, "Harvey and Lee: The Case for Two Oswalds, Part II."

Of course, Oswald was not in New Orleans during the summer of 1962. Armstrong does not mention that the "three unidentified men" were identified by D'Avy as the three tramps. I guess that would have ruined the story.

Destiny Betrayed by James DiEugenio

DiEugenio says nothing about D'Avy's HSCA testimony about the three tramps.

A Farewell to Justice by Joan Mellen

Mellen mentions the discussion in the "upstairs apartment" but says nothing about the three tramps. She added Clay Shaw into the mix although D'Avy did not say he was part of the conversation.

Leander D'Avy died in 1986

Clarion-Ledger, February 13, 1986

Previous Relevant Blog Posts

Paul Bleau uses D'Avy as a witness without realizing he has severe credibility problems.

FBI, Garrison, and HSCA documents on D'Avy.



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