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date: 20 October 2019

Ruby, Jack L.locked

(1911–03 January 1967)
  • David R. Wrone

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Ruby, Jack L. (1911–03 January 1967), assassin, was born Jack Rubenstein in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Joseph Rubenstein, a carpenter, and Fannie Turek Rutkowski, Yiddish-speaking Polish-Jewish immigrants. Ruby gave a half-dozen different dates for his birth, but all in 1911. The fifth of eight living children, he grew to manhood in the midst of poverty in a violent slum, his father an irregularly employed alcoholic and his mother suffering from intermittent mental disease. Amid constant family tumult he finally completed the eighth grade. He was an emotional, quick-tempered, impulsive street brawler....

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