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List of famous rum-runners, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top rum-runners in the world? This includes the most prominent rum-runners, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable rum-runners is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic rum-runners were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned rum-runners.

List contains people like Dean O'Banion and Viola Lucas.

From reputable, prominent, and well known rum-runners to the lesser known rum-runners of today, these are some of the best professionals in the rum-running field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous rum-runners ever?" and "What are the names of famous rum-runners?" then you're in the right place. (13 items)
Dean O'Banion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Rum-Runners
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Charles Dean O'Banion (July 8, 1892 – November 10, 1924) was an Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. The newspapers of his day made him better known as Dion O'Banion, although he never went by that first name. He led the North Side Gang until 1924, when he was shot and killed, reportedly by Frankie Yale, John Scalise and Albert Anselmi. ...more on Wikipedia

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Vito Genovese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Rum-Runners
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Vito "Don Vitone" Genovese (Italian: [ˈviːto dʒenoˈveːze, -eːse]; November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-American mobster who rose to power during Prohibition as an enforcer in the American Mafia. A long-time associate and childhood friend of Charles Luciano, Genovese took part in the Castellammarese War and helped shape the rise of the Mafia and organized crime in the United States. He would later lead Luciano's crime family, which was renamed the Genovese crime family by the authorities. He was known as Boss of all Bosses from 1957 to 1959 when he ruled one of the wealthiest, most dangerous, and most powerful criminal organizations in the world and maintained power and ...more on Wikipedia

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Carmine Galante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Rum-Runners
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Carmine Galante (Italian: [ˈkarmine ɡaˈlante]; February 21, 1910 – July 12, 1979) was an American mobster and boss of the Bonanno crime family. Galante was rarely seen without a cigar, leading to the nickname "The Cigar" and "Lilo" (a Sicilian term for cigar). ...more on Wikipedia

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Frank Costello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Rum-Runners
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Frank "the Prime Minister" Costello (Italian: [koˈstɛllo]; born Francesco Castiglia [franˈtʃesko kaˈstiʎʎa]; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973) was an Italian-American Mafia gangster and crime boss. Costello rose to the top of American organized crime, controlled a vast gambling empire, and enjoyed political influence. Nicknamed "The Prime Minister of the Underworld," he became one of the most powerful and influential mafia bosses in American history, eventually leading the Luciano crime family (later called the Genovese crime family), one of the Five Families that operate in New York City. ...more on Wikipedia

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