This week in 1936

May 23rd, 2013 by admin

When asked if he needed anything:
“You might get me a gas mask.”

— Jack Sullivan, convicted of murder, gas chamber, Arizona.
Executed May 15, 1936

In his final moments Sullivan, age twenty-three, smoked a cigar, drank a glass of whiskey, and mugged for the camera. He grinned and waved at witnesses during his execution for the slaying of a railroad officer.

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