Famous People Who Were Executed by Electric Chair People

Famous People Who Were Executed by Electric Chair

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List of famous people who were executed by electric chair, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were executed by electric chair are listed alphabetically and include the famous electric chair victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. You can rank all of these people, from George Sitts to Chester Gillette. These notable electric chair executions include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has executed by electric chair as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (101 People)


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    Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. Shortly before his execution, after more than a decade of denials, he confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven ...more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1946-1989)
    • Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
    • Profession: Criminal
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    Albert Fish
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    Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish was an American serial killer. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogey Man. A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted that he "had children in every state", and at one time stated the number was about ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1870-1936)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
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    Gerald Stano
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    Gerald Eugene Stano was an American convicted serial killer. He killed at least 22 women; he confessed killing 41.more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1951-1998)
    • Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States of America
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    Raymond Martinez Fernandez and Martha Jule Beck were an American serial killer couple. They are believed to have killed as many as 20 women during their murderous spree between 1947 and 1949. After their arrest and trial for serial murder in 1949, they became known as "The Lonely Hearts Killers" for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1914-1951)
    • Birthplace: Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Nurse, Confidence artist
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    Peter Kudzinowski was a Polish-born American serial killer who committed his crimes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.more

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    • Age: Died at 26 (1903-1929)
    • Birthplace: Poland
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    Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, Jr. was an American serial killer.more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1933-1991)
    • Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina, United States of America
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    Anna Marie Hahn
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    Anna Marie Hahn was a German-born American serial killer.more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1906-1938)
    • Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
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    Leon Frank Czolgosz
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    Leon Frank Czolgosz was an American former steel worker, of Polish descent, responsible for the assassination of U.S. President William McKinley.more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1873-1901)
    • Birthplace: Alpena, Michigan, United States of America
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    Richard Hauptmann
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    Bruno Richard Hauptmann was a German-born carpenter and criminal who was convicted of the abduction and murder of the 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The Lindbergh kidnapping became known as "The Crime of the Century". Hauptmann was executed in the electric chair at the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1899-1936)
    • Birthplace: Kamenz, Germany
    • Profession: Carpenter
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    Frank Abbandando
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    Frank Abbandando, nicknamed "The Dasher", was a New York contract killer who committed many murders as part of the infamous Murder, Inc. gang.more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1910-1942)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Mafioso
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    Giuseppe Zangara
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    Giuseppe Zangara was the assassin of Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, though United States President–elect Franklin D. Roosevelt may have been his intended target. Roosevelt escaped injury, but five people were shot including Cermak.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1900-1933)
    • Birthplace: Ferruzzano, Italy
    • Profession: Bricklayer
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    Harry Pierpont
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    Harry "Pete" Pierpont was a Prohibition era gangster. He is perhaps most noted for being a friend and mentor of John Dillinger. Described as handsome and soft-spoken, Pierpont was a bright, natural-born leader. Fiercely loyal, he had a reputation of taking care of those around him and not squealing on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1902-1934)
    • Birthplace: Muncie, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America
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    William Kemmler

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    William Kemmler
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    William Francis Kemmler of Buffalo, New York, was a convicted murderer and the first person in the world to be legally executed using an electric chair.more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1860-1890)
    • Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America
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    Emanuel Weiss
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    Emanuel "Mendy" Weiss was a New York organized crime figure who was an associate of the notorious Louis Buchalter and part of Buchalter's criminal organization known as Murder, Inc. during the 1930s and up to the time of his arrest in 1941. The Federal Bureau of Narcotics claimed that Weiss and his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1906-1944)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    Martin Goldstein
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    Martin "Bugsy" Goldstein was a member of a gang of hitmen, operating out of Brooklyn, New York in the 1930s, known as Murder, Inc.. Born Meyer Goldstein, Goldstein grew up in East New York, Brooklyn, New York, and initially led the crime syndicate Murder, Inc. together with Abe "Kid Twist" Reles.more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1905-1941)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
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    Jerry White

    Jerry White was executed by electric chair by the state of Florida in 1995 for the murder of James Melson, a shopper in a grocery that White robbed in Orange County in 1981. Mr. Melson was shot in the back of the head. In 1999, the state of Florida heard a petition from Thomas Harrison Provenzano, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1948-1995)
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    John Louis Evans

    John Louis Evans III was the first inmate to be executed by the State of Alabama after the United States reinstituted the death penalty in 1976. The torturous manner of his execution is frequently cited by opponents of capital punishment in the United States. Evans was born in Beaumont, Texas and died ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1950-1983)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
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    Ruth Brown Snyder was an American murderer. Her execution, in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison, for the murder of her husband, Albert, was captured in a well-known photograph.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1895-1928)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    Louis Buchalter
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    Louis "Lepke" Buchalter was an American mobster and head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc. during the 1930s. Buchalter was one of the premier labor racketeers in New York City during that era. Buchalter became the only major mob boss to receive the death penalty in the United States after being ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1897-1944)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    James D. French was an American criminal who was the last person executed under Oklahoma's death penalty laws prior to Furman v. Georgia, which suspended capital punishment in America from 1972 until 1976. He was also the only prisoner executed in the United States that year. Already in prison for life ...more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1936-1966)
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