Commission Report Issued During Chief Justice Warren’s Term

At the risk of being accused of nitpicking and by no means trying to detract from an otherwise good article (“Hail to the Chief,” August 2012 TBJ), I cannot let pass an historical error.

Chief Justice Warren did not head the Warren Commission after his retirement in 1969.

In fact, President Johnson appointed Chief Justice Warren to lead the commission shortly after the Kennedy assassination in 1963 while the Chief Justice remained on the Supreme Court. The Warren Commission report was issued in 1964. The speed with which the investigation was completed and the conclusions that were issued remain controversial.

— Garry Ferraris, Knoxville