Ferd Kaufman, who in 20 years as a photographer with The Associated Press in Texas helped cover the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died at the age of 89.

Ida Kaufman, his wife, said Thursday that her husband died Wednesday in a local hospital after several months of failing health.

The Sapulpa, Oklahoma, native joined The Associated Press in 1957. Friend and former Associated Press colleague Harold Waters said Kaufman was at Dallas police headquarters Nov. 22, 1963, when detectives brought in Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, after his arrest.

Kaufman retired from the AP in 1977.

A memorial is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. Burial will be private at Restland Cemetery in Richardson.