John List

1925 - 2008

John List

John Emil List (September 17, 1925 – March 21, 2008) was an American mass murderer and long-time fugitive. On November 9, 1971, List killed his wife, mother, and three children at their home in Westfield, New Jersey, then disappeared; he had planned the murders so meticulously that nearly a month passed before anyone suspected that anything was amiss. List assumed a new identity, remarried, and eluded justice for nearly eighteen years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John List has received more than 2,266,389 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 160th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, John List ranks 158 out of 182Before him are Golden State Killer, Alexander Pichushkin, Ahmed Jabari, Fred West, John Hinckley Jr., and Ahmad Sa'adat. After him are Joseph Paul Franklin, Zacarias Moussaoui, Yoo Young-chul, Ramzi Yousef, Dawood Ibrahim, and Robert Pickton.

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Among people born in 1925, John List ranks 287Before him are Steve Forrest, John Shepherd-Barron, Paul Kurtz, Brent Scowcroft, Gunther Schuller, and Hugh O'Brian. After him are Colette Marchand, Robert Cormier, Guru Dutt, Klaus Roth, Elaine Stritch, and Anne V. Coates. Among people deceased in 2008, John List ranks 209Before him are Johnny Griffin, Frederick Seitz, René Harris, Ollie Johnston, Jo Stafford, and Valentin Bubukin. After him are Gordon B. Hinckley, Elizabeth Spriggs, Randy Pausch, Neal Hefti, Judah Folkman, and Tom Lantos.

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