William Robert Greer was an agent of the U.S. Secret Service, best known as being the driver of President John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine in the motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22, 1963, when the president was assassinated.
|Born:||William Robert Greer, Sept 22, 1909, Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland|
|Died:||Feb 23, 1985, Waynesville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesville|
About William Greer
Remembered best as the driver of the vehicle in which United States President John F. Kennedy was riding at the time of his 1963 assassination, he was one of the Secret Service agents assigned to protect Kennedy.
After being employed for ten years as a servant of affluent New York and Boston families, he joined the United States Navy during the World War II years. He began his career with the U.S. Secret Service in the fall of 1945.
Because he did not immediately accelerate the car after shots were fired at Kennedy, Greer became a target of conspiracy theorists, some of whom believed that Secret Service agents may have plotted to kill the president.
A native of County Tyrone, Ireland, he relocated to the United States at the age of twenty and went on to raise a son named Richard.
He reportedly apologized to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy for failing to prevent her husband's assassination.
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