FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives by year, 1966
Throughout the year 1966, six of the ten places on the list remained filled by these elusive long-time fugitives from prior years, then still at large:
- 1962 #170 (four years), Edward Howard Maps remained still at large
- 1964 #193 (two years), Chester Collins remained still at large
- 1964 #197 (two years), Alson Thomas Wahrlich remained still at large
- 1965 #203 (one year), John William Clouser remained still at large
- 1965 #208 (one year), Donald Stewart Heien arrested February 3, 1966
- 1965 #220 (one year), Edward Owens Watkins arrested December 2, 1966
By year end, a clear trend had emerged in the years of the mid-1960s, during which the FBI consistently was able to list and then capture the largest number of fugitives in multiple back to back years than in any other period in history for the top ten list. Keeping pace with this trend, the FBI added a total of an additional nineteen new Fugitives in 1966.
1966 also brought the first ever dual listing of two Fugitives at the same time, on February 16, Charles Lorin Gove at #229 and Ralph Dwayne Owen at #230.
- 1 1966 fugitives
- 1.1 Hoyt Bud Cobb
- 1.2 James Robert Bishop
- 1.3 Robert Van Lewing
- 1.4 Earl Ellery Wright
- 1.5 Jessie James Roberts
- 1.6 Charles Lorin Gove
- 1.7 Ralph Dwayne Owen
- 1.8 Jimmy Lewis Parker
- 1.9 Jack Daniel Sayadoff
- 1.10 Robert Clayton Buick
- 1.11 James Vernon Taylor
- 1.12 Lynwood Irwin Mears
- 1.13 James Robert Ringrose
- 1.14 Walter Leonard Lesczynski
- 1.15 Donald Rogers Smelley
- 1.16 George Ben Edmonson
- 1.17 Everett Leroy Biggs
- 1.18 Gene Robert Jennings
- 1.19 Clarence Wilbert McFarland
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 External links
The "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" listed by the FBI in 1966 include (in FBI list appearance sequence order):
Hoyt Bud Cobb
January 6, 1966 #224
Five months on the list
Hoyt Bud Cobb - U.S. prisoner arrested June 6, 1966 in Hialeah, Florida by the FBI after a citizen recognized him from a Front Page Detective magazine article 
James Robert Bishop
January 10, 1966 #225
Two weeks on the list
James Robert Bishop - U.S. prisoner arrested January 21, 1966 in Aspen, Colorado by the FBI after a citizen recognized him from an Identification Order. He had been working as a kitchen helper.
Robert Van Lewing
January 12, 1966 #226
Three weeks on the list
Robert Van Lewing - U.S. prisoner arrested February 6, 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri by the FBI after a citizen recognized him in a feature story in This Week magazine. In March 1966, he had entered a St. Louis, Missouri bank and, threatening the bank teller with a pistol, escaped with $2,456.
Earl Ellery Wright
Jessie James Roberts
Charles Lorin Gove
February 16, 1966 #229
One day on the list, first dual listing, with Fugitive #230
Charles Lorin Gove - U.S. prisoner arrested February 16, 1966 on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ralph Dwayne Owen
Jimmy Lewis Parker
Jack Daniel Sayadoff
Robert Clayton Buick
James Vernon Taylor
April 4, 1966 #234
One day on the list
James Vernon Taylor - FOUND DEAD April 4, 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland by Baltimore Harbor Police.
Lynwood Irwin Mears
April 11, 1966 #235
One year on the list
Lynwood Irwin Mears - U.S. prisoner arrested May 2, 1967 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by the FBI after a citizen recognized him from an article in Twin City Sentinel newspaper.
James Robert Ringrose
April 15, 1966 #236
One year on the list
James Robert Ringrose - U.S. prisoner arrested in Hawaii after his return to the United States from Japan; was a Japan prisoner apprehended March 29, 1967 in Osaka, Japan by Japanese Police while attempting to pass bad checks. He told the FBI Agents he had been saving an item for several years and now he needed it. He then presented them with the Monopoly game card, "Get Out of Jail Free."
Walter Leonard Lesczynski
Donald Rogers Smelley
George Ben Edmonson
September 21, 1966 #239
Nine months on the list
George Ben Edmonson - Canada prisoner arrested June 28, 1967 in Campbell's Bay, Quebec, Canada by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after a Canadian citizen recognized him from an American magazine article.
Everett Leroy Biggs
Gene Robert Jennings
December 15, 1966 #241
Two months on the list
Gene Robert Jennings - U.S. prisoner arrested February 14, 1967 in Atlantic City, New Jersey by the FBI after a citizen recognized him from an article in This Week magazine.
Clarence Wilbert McFarland
December 22, 1966 #242
Four months on the list
Clarence Wilbert McFarland - U.S. prisoner arrested April 4, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland by Baltimore Police as a burglary suspect, and was identified from his fingerprints.
- FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 2000s
- FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 1990s
- FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 1980s
- FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 1970s
- FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 1960s
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (2000). FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Program: 50th Anniversary 1950-2000. K&D Limited, Inc.
- Current FBI top ten most wanted fugitives at FBI site
- FBI pdf source document listing all Ten Most Wanted year by year (removed by FBI)