About the Agents

In 1963, the U.S. Secret Service had a budget of about $4.1 million dollars and a staff of about 200 agents nationwide. Just 34 agents were responsible for protecting John F. Kennedy around the clock. They worked in eight-hour shifts, rotating the times of their shifts every two weeks. Each shift was supervised by an Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (ATSAIC).

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in an open convertible in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Here’s a listing of who was where.

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November 22, 1963
Dallas Texas

United States Secret Service
Chief James J. Rowley (Washington, D.C.)

Special Agent in Charge (SAIC)
Gerald S. Behn (Annual leave- Washington, D.C.)

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAIC)
Floyd M. Boring (Washington, D.C.)

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAIC)
Roy Kellerman (Dallas, TX)

Ambassador Joseph Kennedy Detail
SA Hamilton P. Brown (Hyannis Port, MA)

Day Shift (8 am – 4 pm)
ATSAIC Emory P. Roberts
SA Jack D. Ready
SA Donald J Lawton
SA Tim McIntyre
SA Glenn Bennett (PRS)

Afternoon Shift (4 pm- 12)
ATSAIC Stewart Stout
SA Sam E Sulliman
SA Ernie E Olsson
SA Andrew Berger
SA Dick Johnsen

Midnight Shift (12 – 8 am)
ATSAIC Arthur Godfrey
SA Gerald S. Blaine
SA Kenneth Giannoules
SA Paul Burns
SA Robert Faison
SA Gerald O’Rourke

Drivers
SA William Greer - Presidential Limousine
SA Sam Kinney - Follow-up car driver
SA Henry Rybka (Love Field)
SA George J Hickey Worked Follow-up car

Special Officer
Mugsy O’Leary – Love Field

Advance Agents
SA Dennis Halterman - San Antonio
SA J. Walter Coughlin – San Antonio
SA Ronald J. Pontius – Houston
SA Lubert DeFreese – Houston
SA William Duncan – Fort Worth
SA Ned Hall – Fort Worth
SA Winston Lawson – Dallas
SA David Grant - Dallas
SA William B.Payne – Austin
SA Robert R. Burke - Austin
SA Frank Yeager – Austin

Secret Service School
SA Toby J Chandler – Washington DC

Atoka Tour – Middleburg Virginia
SA Charles Zboril
SA Joseph Paollela
SAIC Atoka – Wade Rodham

Jacqueline Kennedy Detail
SAIC Clinton J Hill - Follow-up car
SA Paul Landis - Follow-up car

Kiddie’s Detail – Caroline – John John
SA Bob Foster
SA Lynn Meredity
SA Radford Jones
SA Thomas H Wells

Dallas Based Agents
SAIC Forrest Sorrels – Lead Car
SA Bob Steuart – Trade Center
SA Charles Kunkel – Secret Service School – Wash DC
SA Mike Howard – Fort Worth Advance
SA Roger Warner – Love Field

Ambassador Joseph Kennedy Detail
SA Hamilton P. Brown

Vice President Johnson Detail
SAIC Stuart Knight – Washington DC
ASAIC Rufus Youngblood – VP limousine
ASAIC Paul S Rundle – Washington DC
ASAIC Glen L.Weaver – Washington DC
SA Lem Johns – VP Follow-up car
SA Jerry Kivett – VP Follow-up car
SA Woody Taylor – VP Follow-up car

Vice President Advance agents
SA Gerald W. Bechtel – Austin
SA Jim Goodenough – Houston
SA Don Bendickson – Austin

Special Agent’s who served 60 days or more during the Kennedy
Administration not listed above.

President Elect Detail November until Inauguration
SAIC Gerald A Behn
ASAIC Floyd M Boring
ATSAIC Emory Roberts
SA Arnie J Lau
SA Forrest Guthrie
SA Bernie Mullady
SA Robert Newbrand
SA Bob Lapham
SA Talmadge W. Bailey
SA William Barton
SA Eugene Daggs
SA William R. Skiles
SA Milt Scheuerman
SA Robert Lilley
SA Ed Tucker
SA Horace J. Gibbs
SA Clinton J. Hill
SA Lynn Meredith
SA James Jeffries
SA Gerald S Blaine
SA Tom Woogie
SA Harvey Henderson
SA Bill Payne

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Administrator
Eve B.Dempsher

Special Agents
ASAIC John Campion
SA Winfield S. Trundle
SA Louis A Mayo
SA John W. Warner
SA Robert Lilley
SA Milton G. Wilhite
SA Larry Newman
SA Bill Skiles
SA John J. Lardner
SA Art Blake – Hyannis Port
SA Charlie Kunkel
SA Kenneth Weisman
SA Mike Mastravito
SA Earl E Moore
SA Gayle Dobish
SA Anthony Sherman
SA Joe Noonan
SA Mike Kelly
SA Robert Kollar
SA Tom Fridley
SA Bill Straughn
SA Harvey Henderson
SA Edward Tucker
SA Tom Shipman
SA Morgan Gies
SA Ed Mougin
SA Macveen Sweazey
SA Harry Gibbs
SA Tom Behl
SA Jim Cantrell

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