Michael L. Kurtz
Born 1941
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Alma mater

University of New Orleans
University of Tennessee

Tulane University
Occupation Historian
Professor emeritus at Southeastern Louisiana University
Political party Republican
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Isabella Stoddard Kurtz

Michael David Kurtz

Linda Suzanne Kurtz

Michael L. Kurtz (born 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American historian. A Southeastern Louisiana University professor emeritus of history, he is known for his research into the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in which Kurtz has generally supported a theory that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone.[1]

In 1995, Kurtz testified on the Kennedy assassination before the Assassination Records Review Board chaired by federal district judge John R. Tunheim.[2]

Kurtz has published on other topics of American history,[3] notably the career of Louisiana Governor Earl Kemp Long, co-authored with the late professor Morgan D. Peoples of Louisiana Tech University.[4]

Kurtz received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans, a Master of Arts from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a Ph.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans.[5] He is married to the former Isabella Stoddard.[6] The couple has a son, Michael David Kurtz, an attorney,[7] and a daughter, Linda Suzanne Kurtz, a degree-holding registered nurse.[8]

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  1. Kurtz, Michael L. (1993). Crime of the century: The Kennedy assassination from a historian's perspective. Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 0-87049-824-X. 
  2. United States Assassination Records Review Board (1995-06-28). "Testimony of Michael Kurtz". New Orleans, Louisiana. http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/arrb/index28.htm. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  3. Kurtz bio on Spartacus International (retrieved 2011-12-12).
  4. Kurtz, Michael L.; Peoples, Morgan Dewey (1992). Earl K. Long: The saga of Uncle Earl and Louisiana politics. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 0-8071-1765-X. 
  5. Southeastern Louisiana University (2010). General Catalogue 2010-2011. p. 33. http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/rec_reg/university_catalogue/2010_2011/general/pdf/Faculty_of_Instructi.pdf. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  6. Kurtz information on Intelius.com (accessed 2011-12-15).
  7. "Michael David Kurtz". AVVO Rating. 2011. http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/70130-la-michael-kurtz-1760653.html. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  8. "Class of May 2011". LSUHSC (New Orleans). 2011-05. http://nursing.lsuhsc.edu/Special/2011SpringCongratulations.html. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
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