Emmett Hudson

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Emmett Joseph Hudson (21 May 1905, Arkansas – 23 June 1991, Dallas, Texas)[1][2][3] was a witness to the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on 22 November 1963.

Hudson was employed by the Dallas Park Department as a groundskeeper in Dealey Plaza. As President Kennedy approached him, Hudson was standing with two other men on a stairway on the grassy knoll north of Elm Street. He heard a total of three shots, and said that the second shot was the one that hit the President in the head. He believed the shots came from the direction of the Texas School Book Depository.[4] He testified to the Warren Commission that he saw no one with a gun except police officers.

Hudson was also interviewed for the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1979, during which he confirmed his Warren Commission testimony, and said that he did not think that any shot was fired from behind the stockade fence.[5]


  1. ^ Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.
  2. ^ Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.
  3. ^ U.S. Census, April 15, 1910, State of Arkansas, County of Arkansas, enumeration district 1, p. 8-A.
  4. ^ FBI interview of Emmett Hudson, Nov. 25, 1963, Warren Commission Document 5, Gemberling Report of 30 November 1963, p. 30.
  5. ^ Report of the Select Committee on Assassinations of the U.S. House of Representatives, p. 605, n. 155.

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