Tunheim discusses JFK assassination records review at annual Historical Society dinner

Tunheim, Judge John R.U.S. District Judge Jack Tunheim will discuss his chairmanship of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board at the Washington County Historical Society annual meeting Sept. 19 at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater.
Tunheim served as Assassination Records Review Board chairman from 1994 to 1998. The board is an independent federal agency that reviewed all assassination documents on the death of President John F. Kennedy.
The Assassination Records Review Board concluded that federal agencies “needlessly and wastefully” kept documents about Kennedy’s assassination secret for decades. As a result, the board made more than four million pages of material open to public review at the National Archives.
Tunheim will discuss the many legal, procedural and practical obstacles the board and its staff faced in their vigorous efforts to get documents from our nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies. He will also focus on the Board’s additional accomplishments of collecting and releasing records previously held by state and local governments and records remaining in private hands.
The event is open to the public. Cost is $20 for WCHS members and $25 for nonmembers.
The evening begins with 5:30 with a social hour, dinner is 6:30 and short business meeting is 7:30. Tunheim’s program begins at 8 p.m.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 651-439-5956 or visiting www.wchsmn.org.