Federal Executions 1927-2003

NAME METHOD RACE OFFENSE AGE DATE PLACE*
Aldermon, James
Hanging
Unk
Murder
Unk
08/17/27
FL
Panzram, Carl
Hanging
White
Murder of Laundry Foreman
36
09/05/30
KS
Barrett, George
Electrocution
White
Murder of N.B. Klein, FBI Man
Unk
03/24/36
IN
Gooch, Arthur
Hanging
White
Kidnapping
27
06/19/36
OK
Gardner, Earl
Hanging
Indian
Murder (wife and infant son)
30
07/12/36
AZ
Chebatoria, Anthony
Hanging
White
National bank robbery (killed)
39
07/08/38
MI
Seadlund, Henry
Hanging
White
Kidnapping (Chas. Ross)
27
07/14/38
IL
Suhay, Robert
Hanging
White
Murder (Agent Baker)
25
08/12/38
KS
Applegate, Glenn
Hanging
White
Murder (Agent Baker)
34
08/12/38
KS
Dalhover, James
Electrocution
White
Bank robbery and murder (Brady gang)
32
11/18/38
IN
Charles, Nelson
Hanging
Indian
Murder (mother-in-law)
37
11/10/39
AK
**Haupt, Herbert
Electrocution
White
Sabotage
22
08/08/42
DC
**Heinck, Heinrich
Electrocution
White
Sabotage
Unk
08/08/42
DC
**Keiling, Edward
Electrocution
White
Sabotage
Unk
08/08/42
DC
**Neubauer, Herman
Electrocution
White
Sabotage
Unk
08/08/42
DC
**Quirin, Richard
Electrocution
White
Sabotage
Unk
08/08/42
DC
**Thiel, Werner
Electrocution
White
Sabotage
Unk
08/08/42
DC
Arwood, Clyde
Electrocution
White
Murder of federal employee
24
08/14/43
TN
Ruhl, Henry
Gas chamber
White
Murder on a government reservation
36
04/27/45
WY
Nelson, Austin
Hanging
Black
First degree murder of a merchant
28
03/01/48
AK
Watson, David Joseph
Electrocution
Black
Murder on the high seas
23
09/15/48
FL
Shockley, Samuel Richard
Gas chamber
White
Murder
36
12/03/48
CA
Thompson, Meran Edgar
Gas chamber
White
First degree murder
31
12/03/48
CA
Ochoa, Carlos Romero
Gas chamber
White
Murder
27
12/10/48
CA
LaMoore, Eugene
Hanging
Black
First degree murder of a merchant
Unk
04/14/50
AK
Rosenberg, Julius
Electrocution
White
Espionage
35
06/19/53
NY
Rosenberg, Ethel (f)
Electrocution
White
Espionage
37
06/19/53
NY
Hall, Carl Austin
Gas chamber
White
Kidnapping and murder
34
12/18/53
MO
Heady, Bonnie Brown (f)
Gas chamber
White
Murder
41
12/18/53
MO
Puff, Gerhard A.
Electrocution
White
Murder of an FBI agent
39
08/12/54
NY
Brown, Arthur Ross
Gas chamber
White
Kidnapping (victim not released unharmed)
30
02/24/56
MO
Krull, George
Electrocution
White
Rape
34
08/21/57
GA
Krull, Michael
Electrocution
White
Rape
32
08/21/57
GA
Feguer, Victor
Hanging
White
Kidnapping
28
03/15/63
IA
McVeigh, Timothy Lethal Injection White Murder 33 6/11/01 IN (OK)
Garza, Juan Raul Lethal Injection Hispanic Murder 44 6/19/01 IN (TX)
Jones, Louis, Jr. Lethal Injection Black Murder 53 3/18/03 IN (TX)
Total: 37 executions
           

* Place refers to state where inmate committed the crime and was executed. In 1999, the federal Bureau of Prisons has converted an old cell block in Terre Haute, Indiana, into a new facility for condemned federal prisoners. In 1995, Terre Haute was modified to include an execution chamber. Since that time, all Federal executions take place in Indiana. For those prisoners executed after 1990, the state in parenthesis indicates the state where the crime was committed.

** Tried by a military commission appointed by President Roosevelt on July 8, 1942.

Source: General Services Administration, October 12, 1993 (with updates by DPIC).  For federal executions prior to 1927, see DPIC's Espy File page.

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