List of people executed in Texas, 1950–1959

The following is a list of people executed by the U.S. state of Texas between 1950 and 1959. During this period 76 people were executed by electrocution at the Huntsville Unit in Texas.[1][2]

Three electrocutions took place on September 5, 1951; though no intervening law to prohibit multiple executions on a single day was passed, since this date Texas has not executed more than two people in a single day.

Executions 1950–1959Edit

1950 – 13 executions
# Executed person Race Age Sex Date of
execution
Crime(s) Governor
257 Samuel Gibson Black 24 M 29-Jan-1950 Murder and Burglary Allan Shivers
258 William Wilson, Jr. Black 31 M 05-Feb-1950 Rape
259 James Morrow White 29 M 09-Feb-1950 Murder
260 James Blackmon Black 24 M 05-Apr-1950 Robbery and Murder
261 William Smith, Jr. Black 22 M 05-Apr-1950 Robbery and Murder
262 Lee Bunn Black 27 M 03-May-1950 Murder
263 Nathaniel Edwards Black 27 M 17-May-1950 Rape
264 Dan White White 49 M 02-Jun-1950 Robbery and Murder
265 William Ray White 35 M 09-Jun-1950 Rape
266 Porter Henderson Black 47 M 14-Jun-1950 Murder
267 Felix Lewis White 47 M 21-Jun-1950 Rape
268 Eugene McFarland Black 26 M 30-Jun-1950 Rape
269 Edward Johnson Black 31 M 29-Dec-1950 Rape
1951 – 13 executions
270 Ben Pickett, Jr. Black 35 M 13-Jan-1951 Rape
271 Thomas Price White 30 M 01-Feb-1951 Robbery and Murder
272 Jim Patterson White 44 M 14-Mar-1951 Murder
273 Allen Williams White 40 M 21-Mar-1951 Rape
274 Morris Bessard Black 22 M 27-Jun-1951 Rape
275 Sam Williams Black 53 M 03-Jul-1951 Murder
276 Y. D. Robinson Black 33 M 16-Jul-1951 Murder
277 Allen Matthews Black 24 M 05-Sep-1951 Rape
278 L. C. Sims Black 26 M 05-Sep-1951 Rape
279 Fred Adair, Jr. White 27 M 05-Sep-1951 Rape
280 Steve Mitchell White 49 M 25-Sep-1951 Murder
281 Albert Edwards White 39 M 09-Oct-1951 Murder
282 Abbie Morton (or Mouton) Black 32 M 08-Dec-1951 Robbery and Murder
1952 – 10 executions
283 Richard McMurrin Black 21 M 08-Jan-1952 Rape
284 Robert Johnson White 34 M 12-Mar-1952 Murder
285 Marvin Johnson White 21 M 09-Apr-1952 Murder
286 William Jones White 58 M 26-Apr-1952 Murder
287 Henry Savage Black 26 M 30-Apr-1952 Rape
288 Herman Ross Black 32 M 04-Jun-1952 Robbery and Murder
289 Thomas Haley White 27 M 10-Jul-1952 Rape
290 Major Preston Black 34 M 08-Aug-1952 Rape
291 Booker Reed Black 46 M 28-Oct-1952 Robbery and Murder
292 Alton Paris Black 60 M 02-Dec-1952 Murder
1953 – 5 executions
293 Darious Goleman White 31 M 04-Feb-1953 Robbery and Murder
294 Roy Hulen White 43 M 06-Feb-1953 Murder
295 Samuel Gasway White 35 M 21-Mar-1953 Rape
296 Jack Farmer White 53 M 10-Jun-1953 Murder
297 Lewis Allison Black 23 M 17-Oct-1953 Rape
1954 – 9 executions
298 Walter Green White 25 M 19-Feb-1954 Robbery and Murder
299 Charles Clark White 43 M 25-Mar-1954 Murder
300 Willie Gage Black 42 M 23-Apr-1954 Rape
301 Charles Klinedinst White 29 M 19-Jun-1954 Rape
302 Jimmy Richardson Black 32 M 24-Jun-1954 Rape
303 Charles Barnes Black 24 M 14-Jul-1954 Murder
304 Marvin Rayson Black 28 M 17-Jul-1954 Robbery and Murder
305 Walter Whitaker, Jr. White 22 M 01-Aug-1954 Murder
306 Maurice Sampson Black 21 M 29-Sep-1954 Robbery and Murder
1955 – 4 executions
307 Donald Brown White 26 M 22-Jan-1955 Murder
308 Harry Butcher, Jr. White 29 M 20-May-1955 Rape
309 Henry Meyer White 65 M 08-Jun-1955 Murder
310 Floyd Jackson Black 21 M 18-Aug-1955 Rape
1956 – 7 executions
311 Carrol Farrar White 36 M 04-Jan-1956 Murder
312 Johnnie Gordon Black 25 M 24-Jan-1956 Rape
313 Tommie Walker Black 21 M 12-May-1956 Murder, Rape and Robbery
314 Marion Washington Black 29 M 08-Jun-1956 Murder
315 Flandell Fite Black 27 M 23-Aug-1956 Rape
316 Timothy Pierce Black 23 M 30-Aug-1956 Rape
317 Leonard Bingham White 26 M 30-Oct-1956 Robbery and Murder
1957 – 6 executions
318 John McHenry Black 26 M 03-Jan-1957 Rape and Robbery Price Daniel
319 Leslie Webb Black 32 M 04-Jan-1957 Murder
320 Merle Ellisor White 34 M 04-Apr-1957 Murder
321 Yancy (or Yancey) McGowen White 64 M 24-Apr-1957 Murder
322 Wilburn(e) Hall White 29 M 21-Aug-1957 Murder
323 John Wright Black 38 M 14-Sep-1957 Rape
1958 – 6 executions
324 Charlie White White 46 M 06-Feb-1958 Robbery and Murder
325 John Mack Black 25 M 06-Mar-1958 Rape
326 Alvin Blankenship[3][4] Black 27 M 11-Jun-1958 Robbery
327 Theodore Thompson Black 23 M 20-Jun-1958 Rape
328 Jimmy Shaver[5][6] White 33 M 25-Jul-1958 Rape and Murder
329 Marshall Lamkin Black 53 M 19-Sep-1958 Murder
1959 – 3 executions
330 Phillip Slater Black 36 M 04-Feb-1959 Rape and Murder
331 Milton Williams Black 28 M 28-May-1959 Rape
332 Jessie Smith Black 42 M 04-Aug-1959 Robbery and Murder
Sources: List of electrocuted offenders by the TDJC,[2] and The Espy File: 1608–2002.[1]
Preceded by
List of people executed in Texas, 1940–1949
Lists of people executed in Texas Succeeded by
List of people executed in Texas, 1960–1964

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ "Negro Mother Begs Board To Spare Life Of Her Doomed Son". Lubbock Morning Avalanche. United Press. May 29, 1958. p. 2. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "FindACase™ | ALVIN CHARLES BLANKENSHIP v. STATE (12/18/57)". tx.findacase.com. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  5. ^ O’Neill, Piepenbring, Tom, Dan. "Louis Jolyon West seems to have used chemicals and hypnosis liberally in his medical practice, possibly leading to the death of a child and the execution of an innocent man - Inside the Archive of an LSD Researcher With Ties to the CIA's MKUltra Mind Control Project". The Intercept. First Look Media. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  6. ^ "1953: Dr. Wolff and Dr. Hinkle investigate Communist Brainwashing". AHRP. Alliance for Human Research Protection.

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