Thomas Karamessines

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Person.png Thomas Karamessines   Powerbase SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, JFK/Assassination/Premature death)
Thomas Karamessines.jpg
Died4 September 1978 (Age 61)
Cause of death
"heart attack"
Alma materColumbia University
A former CIA Deputy Director for Plans who suddenly died of a heart attack before he could testify to the HSCA.

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In office
31 July 1967 - 27 February 1973
Preceded byDesmond FitzGerald
Succeeded byWilliam Colby
Resigned to protest the sacking of Richard Helms

Thomas H. Karamessines was a senior spook.


He worked as a deputy assistant attorney general, under Thomas Dewey.[1]

Thomas H. Karamessines was the CIA CIA/Deputy Director for Plans from 31 July 1967 to 27 February 1973.[2]


"Thomas Karamessines was expected to be questioned by the House Select Committee on Assassinations. However, he died of an apparent heart attack on 4th September, 1978, at his vacation home in Grand Lake, Quebec, before he could give evidence before the HSCA."[3]