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There have been multiple assassinations in the USA - attempts and plots to assassinate notable US citizens. Following is not only the presidential assassination list, but also includes all prominent US assassinations that made breaking news. All these people were famous US residents, assassinated brutally, many publicly. Usually in case of an assassination there is a clear motive – jealousy, political or religious idealism, contract killing, revenge etc. Many of these assassinations in United States have remained unsolved mystery as no one was convicted for these conspiracy killings. Feel free to sort this US assassinations list by victim name, birth year and birth place.

What are famous assassinations? Besides Abe Lincoln or JFK, take a look at other people who got picked off by an assassin.
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Joseph Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois and presidential candidate and LDS church leader.

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Age: Died at 39 (1805-1844)

Birthplace: Sharon, Vermont, United States of America

Profession: Tradesman, Politician

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#124 on List of North & South American Assassinations

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Charles Bent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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Governor of the New Mexico Territory

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Age: Died at 48 (1799-1847)

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Politician

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#125 on List of North & South American Assassinations

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James Strang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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Michigan State Representative and leader of the Strangite Mormon Church.

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Age: Died at 43 (1813-1856)

Birthplace: Scipio, New York, United States of America

Profession: Politician

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#126 on List of North & South American Assassinations

#1 on Famous Assassinations in United States

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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President of the United States

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Age: Died at 56 (1809-1865)

Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Credits: The Perfect Tribute, Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary, A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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#81 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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#13 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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John P. Slough is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court

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Age: Died at 38 (1829-1867)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Politician

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#128 on List of North & South American Assassinations

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Thomas C. Hindman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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Confederate General

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Age: Died at 40 (1828-1868)

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Profession: Politician

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#129 on List of North & South American Assassinations

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James M. Hinds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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U.S. Congressman killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan

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Age: Died at 35 (1833-1868)

Birthplace: Salem, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America United States, + more

Profession: Politician

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#130 on List of North & South American Assassinations

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Edward Dexter Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous U.S. Assassinations
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Congressional Delegate from the Idaho Territory

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Age: Died at 34 (1836-1870)

Birthplace: Elyria, Ohio, USA

Profession: Politician, Lawyer

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#131 on List of North & South American Assassinations

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