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Old Smokey is a euphemistic name given to the state prison electric chair in New Jersey, which is on exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, DC as part of an exhibition detailing great cases of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It used to be on display at the New Jersey State Police Museum. The chair's most notorious victim was Richard Hauptmann, the man executed in the chair after being found guilty of abducting and killing Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. in 1932, the 20-month-old son of famous aviators Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh (see Lindbergh kidnapping).
It was also the name given to Pennsylvania's electric chair.
New Jersey abolished capital punishment in 2007. Pennsylvania abolished electrocution in favor of lethal injection in 1990.
- Old Sparky, the nickname give to several states' electric chairs
- Gruesome Gertie, the nickname given to Louisiana's electric chair
- Old Betsy, the nickname given to Indiana's electric chair
- Yellow Mama, the nickname given to Alabama's electric chair
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