Fromme Fires Co-Counsel

MS0412-Ford-assassin-Fromme_trans.jpg
Creation: 1975-11-05

The trial of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme for attempting to assassinate United States President Gerald Ford began on November 4, 1975. Three days before the trial began, President Ford gave a videotaped testimony from the White House as a defense witness in the trial of Fromme. The testimony was the first time a president testified at a criminal trial. Throughout the trial, Fromme was disruptive and often had to watch the proceedings via close-circuit television because of her outbursts.

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Fromme Fires Co-Counsel

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Date

Creation: 1975-11-05

Description

The trial of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme for attempting to assassinate United States President Gerald Ford began on November 4, 1975. Three days before the trial began, President Ford gave a videotaped testimony from the White House as a defense witness in the trial of Fromme. The testimony was the first time a president testified at a criminal trial. Throughout the trial, Fromme was disruptive and often had to watch the proceedings via close-circuit television because of her outbursts.

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Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

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Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Lynette Fromme

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MS0412-Ford-assassin-Fromme_trans.jpg

Citation

“Fromme Fires Co-Counsel,” Gallery, accessed October 16, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/740.