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REV. OSCAR L. HUBER SIGNED PHOTO, GAVE JOHN F. KENNEDY LAST RITES

$495.00

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Extremely Rare Signed Photo of Rev. Oscar Huber: JFK assassination figure. Roman Catholic priest-assigned to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas-who administered the last rites to President John F. Kennedy in Parkland Hospital, November 22, 1963, and one of the first persons to publicly indicate that the President was dead.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Rev. Fr. Oscar Lawrence Huber (1895-1975) Extremely Rare Signed Photo, "Fr. Oscar L. Huber, c.m.", 2 x 2.5, color, close up portrait in priest's clothing, he was a Dallas, TX pastor at the time, he administered last rites to President John F. Kennedy, after an assassin's bullet Nov. 22, 1963, brought down the nation's 35th President as he lay mortally wounded at Parkland Hospital. Father Huber also prayed with and comforted First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.


Father Huber, then pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, walked several blocks from his church to see the President's Motorcade. Believing that the nation's first Catholic president, who was traveling in an open-topped limousine, had spotted his Roman collar and waved to him, Father Huber returned to his rectory to tell his friends what had happened. A while later, an associate pastor, told Father Huber that the president had been shot. Both immediately left for the hospital, which was three miles away and located within the parish boundaries. Father Huber was admitted to the emergency room to administer last rites to the president. He administered the rites of absolution and extreme unction (now known as anointing of the sick). The priest said the rites were "conditional" because he didn't know for sure whether the president was alive at the time, but that he did not appear to be breathing. Mrs. Kennedy join the priest as he prayed the Our Father and the Hail Mary. In fine condition.


$495   #12146