Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president that afternoon. Oswald, a defector and former Marine, was arrested and held for questioning after killing a policeman. As Oswald was being transported to another jail, Jack Ruby, a nightclub owner, shot and killed Oswald. Ruby was convicted of Oswald's murder but died while awaiting a new trial.
Numerous investigations were completed, but each reached different conclusions. The Warren Commission concluded neither Oswald nor Ruby were involved in a larger conspiracy, but the House Select Committee on Assassinations disagreed. Many theories, some reasonable and some not, have been put forth regarding Kennedy's assassination.
JFK was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. His grave is marked by an eternal flame.
- Zsombor Gal