Richard Schweiker

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Person.png Richard Schweiker   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Politician, Businessman)
BornRichard Schultz Schweiker
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died2015-07-31 (Age 89)
Pomona, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma materPennsylvania State University
ReligionSchwenkfelder Church
Parents • Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker
• Sr. Blanche Schultz Schweiker
Children • Malcolm Coleman Schweiker
• Lani Lynne Schweiker
• Kyle Claire Schweiker
• Richard Schultz Schweiker
• Lara Kristi Schweiker
Relatives • Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker
• Jr. Sylvia Schweiker Strasburg
SpouseClaire Coleman Schweiker
Member ofChurch Committee
InterestsJFK Assassination

In 1975 Richard Schweiker chaired a committee on the performance of the intelligence agencies concerning the JFK Assassination.


In September, 1975, a subcommittee under Richard Schweiker was asked to investigate the performance of the intelligence agencies concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In its final report, issued in April 1976, the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities concluded: “Domestic intelligence activity has threatened and undermined the Constitutional rights of Americans to free speech, association and privacy. It has done so primarily because the Constitutional system for checking abuse of power has not been applied.”

In September 1976 Schweiker became a member of the House Select Committee on Assassinations.