Grave of Jack Ruby.

Grave of JFK's Assassin's Assassin: Jack Ruby

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Norridge, Illinois

Less than 48 hours after Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly assassinated President Kennedy, he was himself assassinated by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner with ties to the Mafia. Ruby shot Oswald in Dallas police headquarters on Nov. 24, 1963, and there was never any doubt that he pulled the trigger -- he did it in front of a live television audience estimated in the millions. His murder conviction sent him to death row, but he succumbed a little over three years later to lung cancer, in the same hospital where JFK and Oswald ended up.

Ruby is buried next to his parents; his name before he legally changed it was Jacob Leon Rubenstein.

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Grave of JFK's Assassin's Assassin: Jack Ruby

Westlawn Jewish Cemetery

Address:
7801 W. Montrose Ave., Norridge, IL
Directions:
To find Ruby's grave, enter Westlawn Jewish Cemetery from W. Montrose Ave. at its intersection with Redwood Drive. Drive south into the cemetery. Take the first left, then turn left again. Follow this road as it parallels W. Montrose Ave. eastbound. The road then turns south, paralleling N. Ozanam Ave. Ruby's grave is about 300 feet south, on the left, four rows in from Ozanam Ave., opposite a narrow two-story house with fancy red and white brickwork on its front.
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