STEUBENVILLE - The Secret Service agent who scrambled to protect Jacqueline Kennedy the day her husband was assassinated in Dallas will be the inaugural speaker for the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Concert and Lecture Series.
Clint Hill will always be remembered as the agent who ran after the presidential limousine while attempting to shield the first lady from gunshots on Nov. 22, 1963.
Hill, who was in charge of the first lady's security detail, collaborated with journalist Lisa McCubbin to write the best-selling book "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" about the four years he was assigned by the Secret Service to protect Jacqueline Kennedy. The book was published in April and went to the top of the New York Times best-seller list.
The limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Secret Service agent Clinton Hill rides on the back of the car.
Hill and McCubbin will be the featured speakers at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 as the chamber's lecture series begins in the 1,300-seat Steubenville High School auditorium.
Tickets go on sale today at the Herald-Star office, 401 Herald Square, and the county chamber office, 630 Market St., Steubenville.
"And, persons interested in purchasing a V.I.P. ticket, which will include a private reception with Hill and McCubbin and an autographed copy of the book, can contact me at the chamber offices at 740-282-6226," said chamber President Sue Hershey.
"We are coming up on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Everyone who was alive on that day will always remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news that the president of the United States had been shot, said Alex Marshall, publisher of the Herald-Star.