Prohibition Era Gangsters &
Outlaws - Page 3
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Richard Galatas - Part of the Kansas City Massacre Conspiracy,
Galatas was sent to
John Knight Giles (1895-1979) - Sentenced to prison for the
attempted robbery of a train, Giles wound up in
1945, he came very close to escaping from the island.
- Florida gangster.
Roy Gardner (1884-1940) - Stealing over a
quarter of a million dollars in cash and securities, Gardner was the
most famous escape artist and celebrated outlaw of his time.
Russell "Slim Gray" Gibson (??-1935) - A member of the
Fred "Shotgun" George Ziegler Goetz (1896-1934) - A
Chicago mobster and a suspected participant in the Valentine's Day
Massacre in 1929.
Floyd Garland Hamilton (1908-1984) - An associate of
Hamilton was not involved in the final shootouts that killed the infamous
Bonnie and Clyde. Continuing a life of crime he maintained a lifestyle of
robbery, was captured and sent to
1943, he tried to escape with three other men, but was later apprehended.
He was later sent to the prison in Leavenworth,
and released in 1956.
John "Red" Hamilton,
aka: Three Finger Jack (1899-1934) - An associate of
John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd,
Hamilton was shot in a gun battle with the FBI and later died of his
Raymond Elzie Hamilton (1913-1935) - An associate of the
Hamilton was one of the best known desperadoes of the 1930's. His 1934
escape from the Texas State Prison in Huntsville made the front page of
the New York Times. He was captured and electrocuted on May 10,
1935 at the Texas State Penitentiary.
Alva Dewey Hunt - Florida gangster.
Fred Hunter - A kidnapper and partner with Alvin Karpis
after fall of
Hunter was sent to
attempted to escape in 1943 with .
Floyd Hamilton, James Boarman and Harold Brest. Two of the men died during
the escape attempt. Hunter was recaptured.
Charles E. Johnson - One of the
most wanted fugitive, Johnson committed burglaries and robberies between
1921 and 1953 and spent years in prison. He was convicted again in 1954.
"W.D." Jones (1918?-1974) - A childhood friend of Clyde Barrow, Jones
joined the Barrow Gang in December, 1932 at the age of 16. He was captured
and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Anthony Michael Juliano - Anthony Michael Juliano was a thief who was
responsible for at least 27 bank robberies in Boston,
Massachusetts and New York between
1973 and 1975.
Albert Kachellek, aka: Jim Clark
(1890-1929) - He was a gangster working for Bugs Moran that fell victim to
the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in
Francis "Creepy Karpis" Karpowicz (1908-1976) - Born Alvin Karpowicz, he
was nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile. He was a member of the
Barker-Karpis Gang, he was at one time, listed as "Public Enemy Number One." He was
eventually sent to
Alcatraz and served the longest sentence ever at the
notorious prison (25 years, 1 month.)
George"Machine Gun" Kelly - See George Kelly Barnes
Paul Kelly - See Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli
Harry Keywell - A member of the
Purple Gang, Keywell was sentenced to
life in prison in 1931 for murder.
Philip Keywell - A member of the
Purple Gang, Keywell was sentenced to
life in prison in 1930 for murder.
bank robber and brother of
the pair killed Sequoyah County, Arkansas Deputy Sheriff Perry Chuculate
when he attempted to apprehend them. Later, the brothers were captured and
George was sent to prison at McAlester,
Matthew Kimes (??-1945)
bank robber, murderer, and brother of George Kimes, Matthew led the Kimes
Gang in the 1920s.
Mary Kinder (??-1981) -
The girlfriend of Harry Pierpont, and loosely involved with the
Gang. She was never charged with any
Arnold Kyle - The brother-in-law of Joseph Cretzer, both
had long records and were sent to
pair, along with Lloyd Barkdoll and Sam Shockley attempted to escape in
May, 1941. However, they didn't make it and were placed in solitary
confinement for indefinite periods.
Hermann K. "Baron" Lamm (1890-1930) -
A former German army officer, Lamm immigrated to the United States and
soon put his military training to use as a bank robber. Lamm successfully
robbed banks across the United States until he was killed in a shoot-out
Clarence Lieder (1906-1969) -
A mechanic and armorer for
underworld and Depression era criminals, Lieder was the owner of the
Oakley Auto Construction Company, competing against Joe Bergl, who also
supplied mobsters and other criminals with customized automobiles
Prohibition. A friend to bank robber George
"Baby Face" Nelson, Lieder also hid
John Dillinger and Homer Van Meter
in early 1934. Shortly after Dillinger's death, Lieder closed his
operations and left
in July 1934, disappearing from public record thereafter.
Thomas Limmerick (??-1938) - A kidnapper, Limmerick was
was killed during a during 1938 escape attempt
Wilhelm Loeser, aka: Ralph Robiend (1876-1935) - A surgeon
who did a lot of work for gangsters, including removing their fingerprints
with acid or a scalpel, he also altered Dillingerís face, removing the
distinctive cleft from his chin, some facial moles and generally giving
the outlaw face-lift.
"Tex" Lucas (1912-1963) - A bank robber and car thief, he attempted to
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Did You Know?
led to widespread disrespect for law. New York City alone had about 30,000
speakeasies. Even public leaders flaunted their disregard for the law, including the Speaker of the United States House
of Representatives, who owned and operated an illegal still.
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