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Famous U.S. Assassinations

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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.
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    Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois and presidential candidate and LDS church leader.
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1805-1844)
    • Birthplace: Sharon, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Governor of the New Mexico Territory
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1799-1847)
    • Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America
  • Michigan State Representative and leader of the Strangite Mormon Church.
    • Age: Dec. at 43 (1813-1856)
    • Birthplace: Scipio, New York
  • President of the United States
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)
    • Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

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