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Gaeton Fonzi was raised in West New York, New Jersey, and was
graduated with journalism honors from the University of Pennsylvania
in 1957. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Infantry and
a Civil Affairs Reserve Company. He worked briefly as a reporter
with the Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times and as an associate
editor with the Chilton Company.
In 1959, Fonzi joined "Philadelphia" magazine and
was later senior editor. Fonzi won the magazine's first national
journalism award and wrote more than 100 major feature articles.
In 1972, Fonzi became editor of "Miami" magazine
and senior editor of its sister publication, "Gold Coast"
in Fort Lauderdale. In 1975, on the basis of articles he had written
on the subject while at Philadelphia magazine, Fonzi was asked
by U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker, then a member of the Senate
Select Committee on Intelligence, to become a staff investigator
probing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 1977,
Fonzi was invited to join the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations
as a staff investigator. Later, as a special team director, he
wrote and edited a major appendix, Volume X, of the Committee's
Final Report. Subsequently, his article for "Washingtonian"
magazine, detailing the political limitations of the Committee's
investigation, received national media coverage and earned the
magazine record readership. Fonzi has been a contributing editor
of "Gold Coast" and "South Florida" magazine,
a feature writer for New York's "Avenue" magazine and
contributed to "Penthouse," "Esquire" and
"The New York Times Magazine." He has worked on special
investigative projects for the "New York Daily News"
and the "Chicago Tribune" involving the FBI's use of
criminal informants in political investigations.
In addition he has been a consultant to "60 Minutes,"
"NBC Nightly News," and "Inside Edition."
Among the awards given Fonzi's articles are the Philadelphia Business
Club Award, the Philadelphia Bar Association Award, two local
Sigma Delta Chi Awards, a National Sigma Delta Chi Award, four
Florida Magazine Association Awards, a City Regional Magazine
Association Award, a Florida-Atlantic University Enterprise Reporting
Special Award and a Washington Monthly Award. Fonzi has been a
finalist in Columbia's National Magazine Awards and has received
the William Allen White Investigative Journalism Award from the
University of Kansas. He has been a guest lecturer in journalism
at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.
Fonzi is the co-author of an article TIME magazine honored
in 1970 as one of the ten most significant press stories of the
decade. That article appeared in the book, "The Best Magazine
Articles of 1968."
He is the author of "Annenberg: A Biography of Power,"
published in 1970 by Weybright & Talley in New York and by
Anthony Blond in London, and of "The Last Investigation,"
published by Thunder's Mouth Press in 1993 and, in trade paperback,
In 1995 he was one of a select few to attend an International
Conference on President Kennedy's assassination IN Rio de Janeiro
and later attended the meeting of historians with Cuban State
Security in Nassau on matters pertaining to the assassination.
Because of his government investigative experience on the Kennedy
assassination, he is recognized as an authority on those aspects
of the assassination involving anti-Castro Cubans and the Intelligence
agencies. He is often consulted by other authors and researchers
for advise, documentation and firsthand knowledge of his investigations
into the subject.
He is a member of the South Florida Researcher's Group and
a participant in the Researcher Directory.
information about Mr. Fonzi
DOUG HORNE, SENIOR STAFF
MEMBER OF THE ARRB
Prior to his duties at the Review Board, he was a Surface Warfare
Officer in the Navy for 10 years; and that was followed by 10
more years working for the Department of the Navy as a Federal
Horne was stationed on three warships homeported out of Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii. During his naval service, he spent time overseas
in Saudi Arabia (in Jubail, on the Persian Gulf).
Doug is widely read and has an avid interest in history and
has a B.A. in History from Ohio State ('74). He has been reading
books about the Kennedy assassination since 1966. He also attended
three assassination symposia: ASK 93, in Dallas; and COPA 94 and
95 in Washington. In the fall of 1994, Doug attended the first
public ARRB hearing in Washington, at which time he met David
Marwell---then the newly-appointed ARRB Director---and expressed
an interest in working for the ARRB staff full time. Shortly thereafter,
Doug sent in his application, which was subsequently accepted.
In mid-1995, Doug resigned from his permanent "Federal
civilian" position with the Department of the Navy in Hawaii
and took a position with the Review Board staff as a Senior Analyst
on the Military Records Team. He worked with the Review Board
for over three years rising to a Supervisory Analyst position
and becoming Chief Analyst for Military Records. He had responsibilities
in a number of key areas:
Medical Evidence: Doug was present at all 10 depositions
of autopsy participants---including the three autopsy doctors
(Humes, Boswell, and Finck)---and in fact was the research assistant
for the preparation of those 10 depositions. He also made a trip
to Dallas in connection with interviewing some of the Dallas medical
personnel. Doug has seen the Bethesda autopsy photographs and
X-rays at the National Archives on about 15 occasions.
Records re US foreign policy: As Chief Analyst for military
records, Doug was deeply involved in formulating the search criteria
for and then implementing the acquisition and release of military
records on the formulation of US foreign policy re Cuba and Vietnam.
The former pertain to the various plans for the ouster of Castro;
the latter, to the escalation of the Vietnam War.
Zapruder film: Doug worked with Kodak in preparation
of a technical report on the Z film; and on the digitization of
the autopsy photographs. In carrying out those duties, Doug went
to Rochester and worked with various Kodak employees when that
work was done. He also had extensive liaison responsibilities
with the LMH company; and is one of the few individuals to see
the original Zapruder film as it was taken from archival storage
and photographed by the LMH company in preparation for its release
this past summer.
IRS. Doug had primary responsibility in the area of
working with the IRS and the Social Security Administration with
regard to the examination of Oswald's tax, earnings, and employment
history; and addressing various questions raised by those records.
Other: Doug wrote a variety of memos and analyses relating
to the chain of possession of the autopsy photographs, the planning
of the trip to Texas, and the Zapruder film.
He has a comprehensive "insider's view" as to how
the ARRB operated in its relationships with various government
agencies as well as with the Kennedy assassination research community.
the Horne memos here
LawrenceTeeter, a Los Angeles criminal
defense attorney who began his law practice in 1978, has represented
Sirhan Sirhan since 1994. Teeter has submitted a lengthy Petition
for Writ of Habeas Corpus seeking an evidentiary hearing and a
new trial for Sirhan. The Petition is currently pending before
the California Supreme Court. It contains an elaborate demonstration
of the prosecution of evidence and its methodical interference
with Sirhan's right to effective assistance of counsel. It also
demonstrates that Sirhan could not possibly have shot Robert Kennedy.
The Petition sets forth and is based upon the research discoveries
of Rose Lynn Mangan, Sirhan's researcher.
One of the country's leading psychiatric experts on hypnosis,
Herbert Spiegel, M.D., has submitted a declaration opinion that
Sirhan was probably unconscious as a result of hypnotic programming
at the time of the assassination. Sirhan is himself a victim of
a plot leading to an assassination that changed the course of
modern world history.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Lawrence Teeter conducted research
on the Martin Luther King, Jr. and the John F. Kennedy assassinations.
Teeter later co-counseled a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information
Act designed to compel the FBI to release the names of its agents
in the RFK case and participated in the campaign to compel the
LAPD to release its RFK files.
Teeter also currently represents Judith Exner, JFK's girlfriend,
whose account of Kennedy's involvement in the CIA's plot to murder
Fidel Castro provides powerful evidence of a CIA motive to assassinate
the president in wake of his withdrawal from the plot and his
attempt to block the CIA's continued campaign to overthrow the
In addition to his work as a criminal defense attorney, Teeter
represents plaintiffs in civil rights and environmental causes.