List of people executed by the United States federal government
The following is a list of people executed by the United States federal government.
Three executions (none of them military) have occurred in the modern post-Gregg era. This list only includes those executed under federal jurisdiction. Since 1963, three people have been executed by the federal government of the United States. All were executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute.
|Executed person||Date||Crime||State where crime occurred|
|1||Timothy McVeigh||June 11, 2001||Murder of eight federal law enforcement officers through the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.||Oklahoma|
|2||Juan Raul Garza||June 19, 2001||Murder of Thomas Albert Rumbo, ordering the murders of Gilberto Matos, Erasmo De La Fuente, Antonio Nieto, Bernabe Sosa, Diana Flores Villareal, Oscar Cantu, and Fernando Escobar Garcia in conjunction with a drug-smuggling ring||Texas|
|3||Louis Jones, Jr.||March 18, 2003||Rape and murder of Pvt. Tracie McBride, USA||Texas|
Earlier non-military executions
From 1790 to 1963, there were 340 Federal, 271 Territorial and 40 Indian Tribunal executions according to the most complete records. One of those was the execution of James Arcene on June 18, 1885, at the age of 23 for his role in a robbery and murder committed when he was 10 years old.
|Executed person||Method of execution||Offense||Date of Execution||Location||Note|
|James Alderman||hanging||murder on the high seas||August 17, 1929||Broward County Jail, Fort Lauderdale, Florida||Killed two US coastguardsmen and a Secret Service agent.|
|Carl Panzram||hanging||murder||September 5, 1930||United States Penitentiary (USP), Leavenworth, Kansas||Killed a Federal Penitentiary employee. Linked to 4 other murders; claimed to have killed 22 people.|
|George Barrett||hanging||murder||March 24, 1936||Marion County Jail, Indiana||The first person to receive the death penalty by hanging under a congressional act that made it a capital offense to kill a federal agent.|
|Arthur Gooch||hanging||kidnapping||June 19, 1936||Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma||Only person ever executed under the federal Lindbergh kidnapping law.|
|Earl Gardner||hanging||murder||July 12, 1936||Gila County Jail, Arizona|
|Anthony Chebatoris||hanging||attempted bank robbery and murder||July 8, 1938||Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), Milan, Michigan|
|Henry Seadlund||electrocution||kidnapping||July 14, 1938||Cook County Jail, Illinois|
|Robert Suhay||hanging||murder||August 12, 1938||United States Penitentiary (USP), Leavenworth, Kansas|
|Glenn Applegate||hanging||murder||August 12, 1938||United States Penitentiary (USP), Leavenworth, Kansas|
|James Dalhover||electrocution||bank robbery and murder||November 18, 1938||Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana|
|hanging||murder||November 10, 1939||Federal Jail, Juneau, Alaska|
|Herbert Hans Haupt,
|electrocution||espionage and attempted sabotage||August 8, 1942||D.C. Jail, Washington, D.C.||Tried on July 8, 1942, by a military commission appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for their role in Operation Pastorius during World War II.|
|Clyde Arwood||electrocution||murder||August 14, 1943||Tennessee State Prison, Nashville, Tennessee|
|Henry Ruhl||gas inhalation||murder on a government reservation||April 27, 1945||Wyoming State Penitentiary, Rawlins, Wyoming|
|Austin Nelson||hanging||murder||March 1, 1948||Federal Jail, Juneau, Alaska|
|David Joseph Watson||electrocution||murder on the high seas||September 15, 1948||Florida State Prison, near Raiford, Florida|
|Samuel Richard Shockley||gas inhalation||murder||December 3, 1948||California State Penitentiary, San Quentin, California|
|Miran Edgar Thompson||gas inhalation||murder||December 3, 1948||California State Penitentiary, San Quentin, California|
|Carlos Romero Ochoa||gas inhalation||murder||December 10, 1948||California State Penitentiary, San Quentin, California|
|Eugene LaMoore||hanging||murder||April 14, 1950||Federal Jail, Juneau, Alaska|
|Fred Pritchertt||electrocution||murder||February 15, 1952||Washington, D.C.|
|William Tyler Jr.||electrocution||murder||July 25, 1952||Washington, D.C.|
|Albert Allen||electrocution||murder and robbery||March 20, 1953||Washington, D.C.|
|Julius Rosenberg||electrocution||espionage||June 19, 1953||New York State Prison, Sing Sing, Ossining, New York|
|Ethel Rosenberg||electrocution||espionage||June 19, 1953||New York State Prison, Sing Sing, Ossining, New York|
|Carl Austin Hall||gas inhalation||kidnapping and murder||December 18, 1953||Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City, Missouri|
|Bonnie Brown Heady||gas inhalation||murder||December 18, 1953||Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City, Missouri|
|Gerhard Puff||electrocution||murder||August 12, 1954||New York State Prison, Sing Sing, Ossining, New York|
|Arthur Ross Brown||gas inhalation||kidnapping||February 24, 1956||Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City, Missouri|
|Robert Carter||electrocution||murder||April 26, 1957||Washington, D.C.||Convicted of robbery and murder of an off-duty Washington D.C. police officer who attempted to apprehend Carter after the robbery.|
|George Krull||electrocution||kidnapping and rape||August 21, 1957||Georgia State Prison, Reidsville, Georgia|
|Michael Krull||electrocution||kidnapping and rape||August 21, 1957||Georgia State Prison, Reidsville, Georgia|
|Victor Feguer||hanging||kidnapping and murder||March 15, 1963||Iowa State Penitentiary, Fort Madison, Iowa|
The United States military has executed 135 people since 1916. The most recent person to be executed by the military is U.S. Army Private John A. Bennett, executed on April 13, 1961 for rape and attempted murder. Since the end of the Civil War in 1865, only one person has been executed for a purely military offense: Private Eddie Slovik, who was executed on January 31, 1945 after being convicted of desertion.
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- Federal Executions 1927–2003. Death Penalty Information Center. Retrieved on 16 October 2008.
- The Federal Death Penalty. Death Row Speaks. Retrieved on 20 October 2008.
- Barrett's Execution. George W. Barrett (-1936). Retrieved on 12 November 2008.