Jim Marrs

Graduation Year: 
1966

Jim Marrs (’66), Springtown :: Marrs was well known for his work on conspiracy theories surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, publishing the best-selling book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy that became the basis for the movie JFK. He taught a course on the assassination at the University of Texas at Arlington. Marrs also had been a reporter for the Denton Record-Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He served in the Army during the Vietnam campaign, inspiring him to write about the military and aerospace technology. Some of Marrs’ 15 books include Psi Spies, Rule by Secrecy, The War on Freedom, The Terror Conspiracy and The Rise of the Fourth Reich. He was a regular guest on various talk shows. He is survived by his wife, Carol Marrs (‘67), whom he met at North Texas, and his daughters, Jayme Castle (’06) and Cathryn Nova Ayn Lafitte (’00). He donated his research papers that focused on the JFK assassination and Crossfire to UNT Libraries.

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