Capital Punishment.

There have been 44 federal executions carried out since 1927. Select a time period below to learn more.
See related: Scheduled Federal Executions.

08/17/1927 James Aldermon was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by hanging at the Broward Country Jail, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
09/05/1930 Carl Panzram was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by hanging at USP Leavenworth, KS.
03/24/1936 George Barrett was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by electrocution at Marion County Jail, IN.
06/19/1936 Arthur Gooch was sentenced to death for kidnapping. He was executed by hanging at Oklahoma State Prison, McAlester, OK.
07/12/1936 Earl Gardner was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by hanging at Gila County Jail, AZ.
07/08/1938 Anthony Chebatoris was sentenced to death for a robbery of a National Bank. He was executed by hanging at FCI Milan, MI.
07/14/1938 Henry Seadlund was sentenced to death for kidnapping. He was executed by hanging at the Cook County Jail, IL.
08/12/1938 Robert Suhay and Glenn Applegate were sentenced to death for murder of FBI Special Agent Wimberly W. Bake. They were both executed by hanging at USP Leavenworth, KS.
11/18/1938 James Dalhover was sentenced to death for bank robbery and murder. He was executed by electrocution at Indiana State Penitentiary, Michigan City, IN.
11/10/1939 Nelson Charles was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by hanging at the Federal Jail, Juneau, AK.
08/08/1942 Herbert Haupt, Heinrich Heinck, Edward Kerling, Herman Neubauer, Richard Quirin, and Werner Thiel were tried by a military commission appointed by President Roosevelt from July 8th to August 4, 1942 and sentenced to death for sabotage. They were executed by electrocution at the D.C. Jail on August 8, 1942.
08/14/1943 Clyde Arwood was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by electrocution at Tennessee State Penitentiary, Nashville, TN on August 8th, 1948.
04/27/1945 Henry Ruhl was sentenced to death for murder on a government reservation. He was executed by gas chamber at Wyoming State Penitentiary, Rawling on April 27th, 1945.
03/01/1948 Austin Nelson was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by hanging at the Federal Jail, Juneau, Alaska on March 1st, 1948.
09/15/1948 David Joseph Watson was sentenced to death for murder on the high seas. He was executed by electrocution at Florida State Prison, Raiford on September 15th, 1948.
12/03/1948 Samuel Richard Shockley and Miran Edgar Thompson were sentenced to death for murder. They were executed by gas chamber at California State Penitentiary, San Quentin on December 3rd, 1948.
12/10/1948 Carlos Romero Ochoa was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by gas chamber at California State Penitentiary, San Quentin on December 10th, 1948.
04/14/1950 Eugene LaMoore was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by hanging at Federal Jail, Juneau, AK on April 14th, 1950.
06/19/1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for espionage. They were executed by electrocution at New York State Prison, Sing Sing on June 19th, 1953.
12/18/1953 Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Brown Heady were sentenced to death for kidnapping and murder. They were executed by gas chamber at Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City on December 18th, 1953
08/12/1954 Gerhard A. Puff was sentenced to death for murder. He was executed by electrocution at New York State Prison, Sing Sing on August 12th, 1954.
02/24/1956 Arthur Ross Brown was sentenced to death for kidnapping. He was executed by gas chamber at Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City on February 24th, 1956.
08/21/1957 George and Michael Krull were sentenced to death for rape. They were executed by electrocution at Georgia State Prison, Reidsville on August 21st, 1957.
03/15/1963 Victor Feguer was sentenced to death for kidnapping. He was executed by hanging at Iowa State Penitentiary, Fort Madison on March 15th, 1963.

No federal executions took place in the 1970's through 1990's.

06/11/2001 Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the murder of Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and 8 counts of Conspiracy to Use and Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on June 11th, 2001.
06/19/2001 Juan Raul Garza was sentenced to death for the Intentional Killings (3) in Continuance of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on June 19th, 2001.
03/18/2003 Louis Jones was sentenced to death for kidnapping within special maritime/territorial jurisdiction resulting in death. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on March 18th, 2003.

No federal executions took place in the 2010s.

07/14/2020 Daniel Lewis Lee was sentenced to death for three counts of murder in aid of racketeering and numerous other offenses. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on July 14, 2020.
07/16/2020 Wesley Ira Purkey was sentenced to death for kidnapping a child resulting in the child's death. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on July 16, 2020.
07/17/2020 Dustin Lee Honken was sentenced to death for numerous offenses, including five counts of murder during the course of a continuing criminal enterprise. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on July 17, 2020.
08/26/2020 Lezmond Charles Mitchell was sentenced to death for numerous offenses, including first degree murder, felony murder, and carjacking resulting in murder. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on August 26, 2020.
08/28/2020 Keith Dwayne Nelson was sentenced to death for the kidnapping and unlawful interstate transportation of a child for the purpose of sexual abuse which resulted in death. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on August 28, 2020.
09/22/2020 William Emmett Lecroy, Jr. was sentenced to death for the intent to cause death and serious bodily harm, taking a motor vehicle that has been transported, shipped, and received in interstate commerce by force and violence resulting in death. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on September 22, 2020.
09/24/2020 Christopher Andre Vialva was sentenced to death for carjacking and first degree murder on a government reservation and two counts of aiding and abetting. He was executed by lethal injection at USP Terre Haute, IN on September 24, 2020.