Clay Shaw Biography
Birthday: March 17, 1913 (Pisces)
Born In: Kentwood, Louisiana, United States
Clay Shaw, also known as Clay LaVerne Shaw, was an American businessman and the only person who was prosecuted in the murder of the President J.F. Kennedy. He was later acquitted of all the charges due to lack of any convincing evidences. Born in Kentwood, Louisiana, Clay later moved to New Orleans with his family when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Warren Easton High School and enrolled into the US Army during the Second World War. He was honoured by the French, Belgium and American governments for his services during the war. Shaw was discharged by the army honourably following the culmination of the war and afterwards, he played a key role in the foundation of the International Trade Mart. President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, and for many years, the intelligence agencies failed to locate the perpetrators. In March 1967, Clay was arrested by the District Attorney Jim Garrison who alleged that Clay, along with a group of activists had planned the assassination of the President. But the key witness’ story did not add-up and Clay was acquitted by the court in March 1969. A few years later, Clay passed away after a battle with Lung Cancer.