Ike Altgens

Deceased Person

1919 – 1995

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Who was Ike Altgens?

James William "Ike" Altgens was an American photographer and field reporter for the Associated Press. Based in Dallas, Texas, in 1963, Altgens took arguably the most famous photograph of the in-progress assassination of President John F. Kennedy—a snapshot that led to a years-long debate among researchers over whether accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is visible in Dealey Plaza as the shots were fired.

Altgens spent more than 40 years with the AP, then did advertising work until he retired altogether. Both Altgens and his wife were in their seventies when they died in 1995, at about the same time, in their Dallas home.

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Born
Apr 28, 1919
Also known as
  • James Altgens
  • Jim Altgens
  • James 'Ike' Altgens
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Dec 12, 1995
Dallas

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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