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Gerald Posner

AKA Gerald Leo Posner

Born: 20-May-1954
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Case Closed

Investigative journalist and author of several books, most notably Case Closed, which challenged conspiracy theorists by purportedly showing that the Warren Commission was correct, that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Posner resigned as chief investigative reporter for the on-line source Daily Beast in 2010, after several documented instances of plagiarism. It was subsequently noted that his book Miami Babylon included numerous passages lifted from other authors' work.

Father: Jerry Posner (labor leader)
Mother: Gloria
Wife: Trisha (m. 1983)

    High School: St. Ignatius College Preparatory (1972)
    University: University of California at Berkeley (1975)
    Law School: Hastings College of the Law (1978)

    The Daily Beast Investigative Reporter (2008-10)
    Posner and Ferrara Partner (1980-)
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore Associate (1978-80)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

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Author of books:
Mengele: The Complete Story (1986, biography)
Warlords of Crime: Chinese Secret Societies -- The New Mafia (1988, true crime)
The Bio-Assassins (1989, novel)
Hitler's Children: Sons and Daughters of Leaders of the Third Reich Talk About Their Fathers and Themselves (1991, biography)
Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK (1993, history)
Citizen Perot: His Life and Times (1996, biography)
Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998, history)
Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power (2002, corporate history)
Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11 (2003, history)
Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-U.S. Connection (2005, international affairs)
Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Power -- A Dispatch from the Beach (2009, true crime)
God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican (2015, history)

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