List of people executed in Texas, 1940–1949

The following is a list of people executed by the U.S. state of Texas between 1940 and 1949. During this period 78 people were executed by electrocution at the Huntsville Unit in Texas.[1][2]

Executions 1940–1949 edit

1940 – 8 executions
# Executed person Race Age Sex Date of
execution
Crime(s) Governor
179 J.W. Rickman White 22 M 18-Mar-1940 Murder W. Lee O'Daniel
180 Bluitt Hampton Black 28 M 31-Mar-1940 Murder
181 Robert Walker White 25 M 19-Apr-1940 Robbery and Murder
182 Webster Lyons Black 29 M 28-Apr-1940 Robbery and Murder
183 Robert Manning Black 20 M 28-Apr-1940 Robbery and Murder
184 Burton Franks White 22 M 07-Jun-1940 Robbery and Murder
185 Placido Handy Hispanic 36 M 09-Jun-1940 Rape and Murder
186 Florence Murphy Black 31 M 30-Aug-1940 Rape
1941 – 6 executions
187 Ascension Martinez Hispanic 37 M 21-Feb-1941 Rape and Murder W. Lee O'Daniel
188 Theodia Muldrow Black 19 M 21-Feb-1941 Rape
189 George Griffin Black 26 M 20-Apr-1941 Rape
190 Tommie Harris Black 20 M 06-Jun-1941 Rape and Murder
191 Arlin Reese White 46 M 24-Aug-1941 Murder Coke R. Stevenson
192 Albert Wesley, Jr. Black 19 M 28-Dec-1941 Rape
1942 – 12 executions
193 Charlie Goldsby Black 37 M 22-Jan-1942 Rape Coke R. Stevenson
194 Nehemiah Glover Black 28 M 28-Jan-1942 Murder, Rape and Robbery
195 Richard Robinson Black 38 M 15-Feb-1942 Murder
196 Rogers King Black 19 M 22-Mar-1942 Robbery and Murder
197 James Alford White 26 M 08-May-1942 Robbery and Murder
198 McKinley Morris Black 33 M 16-May-1942 Robbery and Murder
199 Orrin Brown White 55 M 15-Jun-1942 Murder
200 Luther Hill Black 29 M 05-Jul-1942 Murder
201 Edward Hart, Jr. Black 25 M 29-Jul-1942 Rape and Robbery
202 Ben Walker Black 35 M 01-Aug-1942 Rape
203 Emeliano Benavidez Hispanic 31 M 08-Aug-1942 Murder
204 C. L. Turner Black 36 M 02-Sep-1942 Murder
1943 – 4 executions
205 Leo Lera White 33 M 19-Feb-1943 Murder Coke R. Stevenson
206 Arthur Wilson Black 24 M 21-Jul-1943 Robbery and Murder
207 Rex Beard, Jr. White 20 M 03-Sep-1943 Murder
208 Delores Quiroz White 31 M 29-Oct-1943 Murder
1944 – 9 executions
209 Bruce Jordan White 25 M 16-Apr-1944 Robbery and Murder Coke R. Stevenson
210 Juan Gutierrez Hispanic 42 M 02-May-1944 Murder
211 David Williams Black 19 M 09-Jul-1944 Rape
212 Bennie Johnson Black 41 M 09-Jul-1944 Robbery and Murder
213 Clay Whittle White 37 M 30-Jul-1944 Murder
214 Willie Johnson Black 36 M 27-Aug-1944 Murder
215 George Johnson Black 30 M 27-Aug-1944 Murder
216 J. B. Stephens White 37 M 19-Dec-1944 Murder
217 Allen Murray Black 32 M 31-Dec-1944 Rape
1945 – 4 executions
218 Henry Williams Black 58 M 04-Mar-1945 Murder Coke R. Stevenson
219 Robert Holloway Black 23 M 25-Mar-1945 Robbery and Murder
220 Julius Harper Black 18 M 07-Jul-1945 Robbery and Murder
221 Joseph Ogelsby Black 21 M 02-Sep-1945 Rape
1946 – 6 executions
222 Jarvin Elliott Black 23 M 18-Jan-1946 Murder Coke R. Stevenson
223 Clyde Moore Black 21 M 08-May-1946 Rape
224 Richard Gamble Black 32 M 28-Jun-1946 Murder, Rape and Robbery
225 L. C. Newman Black 26 M 19-Jul-1946 Murder
226 Joe Leza Hispanic 31 M 01-Sep-1946 Murder and Burglary
227 Harold Palm Black 35 M 01-Sep-1946 Rape
1947 – 10 executions
228 L. D. Henderson Black 21 M 21-Mar-1947 Murder Beauford H. Jester
229 P. H. Zachary Black 27 M 01-Apr-1947 Murder
230 Huey Wilson Black 36 M 02-May-1947 Rape and Robbery
231 Oscar Allen Black 45 M 29-May-1947 Robbery and Murder
232 Louis Jones Black 30 M 02-Jun-1947 Robbery and Murder
233 William Norris Black 23 M 07-Jun-1947 Murder
234 Charlie Allen Black 37 M 26-Jun-1947 Robbery and Murder
235 Arthur Adams Black 38 M 05-Sep-1947 Murder
236 Elijah Pearson Black 46 M 12-Sep-1947 Robbery and Murder
237 Raymond Davis Black 17 M 05-Oct-1947 Murder
1948 – 11 executions
238 Lonnie Cline White 28 M 02-Jan-1948 Murder Beauford H. Jester
239 Nolan West White 25 M 04-Feb-1948 Robbery and Murder
240 Bennie Johnson Black 25 M 28-Mar-1948 Rape
241 Clayton Rushing White 26 M 28-Mar-1948 Robbery and Murder
242 Willie Sims Black 36 M 25-Apr-1948 Rape
243 Joseph Saulter White 33 M 09-Jul-1948 Murder
244 John Coleman Black 57 M 18-Jul-1948 Rape
245 Henry Brown Black 23 M 01-Aug-1948 Murder
246 Riley McCane White 43 M 20-Aug-1948 Murder
247 Cleo Smith Black 29 M 24-Aug-1948 Rape
248 Andrew Hill Black 23 M 03-Oct-1948 Murder
1949 – 8 executions
249 Wilson Moore Black 29 M 01-Feb-1949 Rape Beauford H. Jester
250 Thurman Williams Black 23 M 13-Feb-1949 Robbery and Murder
251 Thomas Larkin Black 23 M 21-Feb-1949 Robbery and Murder
252 Buster Northern White 20 M 16-Apr-1949 Robbery and Murder
253 W. (or Fred) Jones White 40 M 10-Aug-1949 Murder Allan Shivers
254 General Kerzee Black 53 M 10-Aug-1949 Murder
255 F. M. McClendon Black 23 M 14-Aug-1949 Murder
256 Cleveland Stovall, Jr. Black 22 M 11-Sep-1949 Rape
Sources: List of electrocuted offenders by the TDJC,[2] and The Espy File: 1608–2002.[1]
Preceded by
List of people executed in Texas, 1930–1939
Lists of people executed in Texas Succeeded by
List of people executed in Texas, 1950–1959

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b The Espy File: 1608–2002. Death Penalty Information Center. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b List of Electrocuted Offenders Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved 23 February 2009.

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