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Extracted by B. Jo Branch

Alderman, James...age 50, white, male...  bootlegger murder... hanging.............. 17 Aug 1929


Webb, Jacob.........age 26, black, male.... ???.............. rape........ electrocution......30 Sep 1946

Florida Executions

Year                           Number
1800-1899
                            46
1900-1967                     268
Pre-Furman Total        314
1976-2001                       51
Total                                     365


Source: Before the Needles

Note: Many people have e-mailed me requesting more information on specific executions, like victim names or execution locations. This is information that I simply don't have. These historic executions were major news stories in those days. Almost every newspaper in the state would have covered it no matter where it occurred. If you know the name and date, it shouldn't be too hard to find more details by researching the archives of the newspapers that existed in those days. Many libraries have this on microfilm.

Enjoy your research,
Rob Gallagher

This page was developed from the data file "Executions in the United States, 1608-1987: The ESPY File", Espy, M. Watt, and John Ortiz Smykla, Principal Investigators. Funded by the National Science Foundation. This dataset represents the most complete list of executions in the United States compiled to date.

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