George Stinney

1929 - 1944

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George Stinney Jr. (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944), was an African American boy, who at the age of 14 was convicted in 1944 (in a proceeding later vacated as an unfair trial in 2014), of murdering two young girls, Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 7, in his hometown of Alcolu, South Carolina. He was executed by electric chair in June 1944, thus becoming the youngest American with an exact birth date confirmed to be sentenced to death and executed in the 20th century.A re-examination of Stinney's case began in 2004, and several individuals and the Northeastern University School of Law sought a judicial review. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Stinney has received more than 8,075,845 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). George Stinney is the 54th most popular extremist (down from 30th in 2019), the 1,149th most popular biography from United States (down from 709th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Extremist.

George Stinney was the youngest person to be executed in the United States in the 20th century. He was 14 years old when he was convicted of the murder of two young girls, Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 8. He was executed by electrocution in 1944.

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Among extremists, George Stinney ranks 54 out of 205Before him are William Kemmler, Gudrun Ensslin, Whitey Bulger, Robert-François Damiens, George Habash, and James Earl Ray. After him are George Jung, Karl Denke, Emperor Norton, Jordan Belfort, Johnny Torrio, and Pavlik Morozov.

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Among people born in 1929, George Stinney ranks 79Before him are Violeta Chamorro, Yozo Aoki, Ágnes Heller, Yevgeny Primakov, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, and Fernanda Montenegro. After him are Helmut Rahn, Michael Atiyah, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Omar Torrijos, Paul Lauterbur, and E. O. Wilson. Among people deceased in 1944, George Stinney ranks 59Before him are Bronislav Kaminski, Emilio De Bono, Jean Giraudoux, Harold Lowe, Christian Wirth, and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony. After him are Kazu Naoki, Leo Baekeland, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Otto von Below, Mohammed Alim Khan, and Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal.

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Among people born in United States, George Stinney ranks 1,149 out of 15,968Before him are William Howard Stein (1911), Mae West (1893), Susan Hayward (1917), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Billie Jean King (1943), and Jerry Bruckheimer (1943). After him are Morgan Fairchild (1950), Ray Ewry (1873), Sherwood Anderson (1876), Andre Agassi (1970), Robert Taylor (1911), and David Duchovny (1960).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, George Stinney ranks 20Before him are Butch Cassidy (1866), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Frank Sheeran (1920), William Kemmler (1860), Whitey Bulger (1929), and James Earl Ray (1928). After him are George Jung (1942), Jordan Belfort (1962), Timothy McVeigh (1968), Edmund Kemper (1948), Aileen Wuornos (1956), and Jeffrey Dahmer (1960).