|Arthur R. Barker|
Arthur "Doc" Barker
April 6, 1899|
Aurora, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||January 13, 1939
|Other names||Doc, "Claude Dade", Bob Barker|
|Parents||George Elias and Kate "Ma" Barker|
Arthur Barker, better known as alias Doc Barker or Claude Dade was born in Aurora, Missouri to George Elias Barker and Ma Barker née Clark. Through the 1920s and 1930s, Barker, with his brother Fred and Alvin Karpis, committed numerous crimes such as theft, robbery, murder, and kidnapping.
Murder of Thomas Sherill
On July 18, 1918 Doc Barker was arrested for stealing a car on the highway and was sent to serve prison time in Joplin, Missouri. On February 19, 1920 Arthur Barker escaped prison in Joplin, Missouri.
On August 25, 1921, night watchman Thomas Sherill was murdered by burglars at a hospital construction site in Tulsa, Okla. On January 14, 1922 Doc Barker was convicted of this murder and sentenced to a life term at McAlester prison in Oklahoma. He was paroled ten years later, on September 10,1932.  
Reunion with the Barker Gang
On December 16, 1932 Doc Barker participated in the robbery of the Third Northwestern Bank in Minneapolis. Two policemen were killed in that robbery and a civilian was murdered during the getaway. Doc Barker also helped the gang kidnap two wealthy St. Paul, Minnesota men: William Hamm in June 1933 and Edward Bremer in January, 1934. The FBI arrested Doc Barker on the streets of Chicago on January 8, 1935 and he was subsequently convicted of the Bremer kidnapping. On January 16, 1935, Fred and Ma Barker were killed by the police and a year later Arthur Barker with Alvin Karpis were sent to Alcatraz. Barker became Alcatraz inmate 268-AZ in 1936. Barker with Henri Young and Rufus McCain attempted escape from Alcatraz on the night of January 13, 1939. The attempt failed. Barker was shot and killed by the guards; Young and McCain were recaptured and sent to solitary confinement.
- Actor Jonas Daniel Alexander will portray Barker in the first Dollar Baby screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Death of Jack Hamilton.
- Potter, Claire Bond (1998). War on Crime: Bandits, G-men, and the Politics of Mass Culture. Rutgers University Press. p. 173. ISBN 0-8135-2487-3.
- MacCabee, Paul (1995). John Dillinger Slept Here. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 274. ISBN 0-87351-316-9.
- Helmer, William J. and Mattix, Rick (2007) The Complete Public Enemies Almanac Cumberland House
- Michael Koch (2008) A Murder in Tulsa Publish America
- FBI Barker-Karpis summary
- Esslinger, Michael (2003). Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years. Ocean View Publishing. p. 180. ISBN 0-9704614-0-2.
- "'The Death of Jack Hamilton' official movie website". Retrieved 7 May 2012.