David Harold Byrd

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(businessman)
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Born24 April 1900
Detroit, Texas, USA
Died14 September 1986 (Age 86)
Alma materTrinity University, University of Texas
Founder ofCivil Air Patrol
Member ofJFK/Assassination/Perpetrators

David Harold "Dry Hole" Byrd is a Texas oilman who was a friend of Lyndon B. Johnson. He made a profit of around $50M after the assassination of JFK allowed LBJ to become US President.

Background

He went to Trinity University and from 1919 to 1921 he studied geology at the University of Texas.[1]

Career

In 1931 he founded Byrd-Frost with Jack Frost. In September 1941 he formed the Civil Air Patrol with Gill Robb Wilson.[1]

JFK Assassination

Full article: JFK/Assassination

At a public auction on July 4, 1939 Byrd purchased the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, from where Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly shot John F. Kennedy in 1963.[2][3] Byrd had the alleged window removed and mounted on the wall of his home.[1]

Fast profit

Peter Dale Scott estimates that D. H. Byrd teamed up with James Ling to make about $50M by buying 132,000 shares of Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) in November 1963 just before the JFK assassination. These shot up in value after the once LBJ came to power; whereas JFK had announced a troop withdrawal of the Vietnam war, the first contract the Pentagon awarded was for a fighter jet to LTV.[4]

24 April 1900|14 September 1986|


References

  1. a b c http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20434
  2. Texas State Historical Association (2012). "The Handbook of Texas Online: Texas School Book Depository". Tshaonline.org. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved April 17, 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. Jerry Organ (2000). "Murder Perch to Museum". Marquette University.
  4. http://unwelcomeguests.net/687