Clyde Arwood

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Clyde Arwood (September 7, 1901 Ripley, Tennessee – August 14, 1943[1]) was the only person ever executed by the United States federal government in Tennessee.[2][3] He was convicted of killing a federal agent during a moonshine raid, which is a federal capital offense. Arwood was executed in the electric chair at age 41.[4] in Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville.[5] Arwood was the last federal inmate executed under administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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