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Oscar Collazo

AKA Oscar Collazo López

Born: 20-Feb-1914
Birthplace: Florida, Puerto Rico
Died: 21-Feb-1994
Location of death: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Assassin

Nationality: Puerto Rico
Executive summary: Attempted assassin of Truman

Puerto Rican nationalist. With Griselio Torresola, stormed the temporary presidential residence at Blair House in 1950 in an attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. Both men were shot outside the residence while Truman napped upstairs. The president commuted Collazo's sentence of death to life imprisonment, and he was pardoned and released from prison in 1979.

Father: (d. 1920)
Wife: (one daughter)
Wife: Rosa Collazo (m. 1940s, div., d. 1988, two step-daughters)

    Inmate: Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary (1952-79)
    Shot by Police chest, at Blair House (1-Nov-1950)
    Attempted Murder shot Officer Donald Birdzell in the knee (1-Nov-1950)
    Puerto Rican Nationalist Party President, New York (1940s)
    Pardoned by President Jimmy Carter (6-Sep-1979)



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