Joseph Paul Franklin

1950 - 2013

Joseph Paul Franklin

Joseph Paul Franklin (born James Clayton Vaughn Jr.; April 13, 1950 – November 20, 2013) was an American white supremacist and serial killer who engaged in a murder spree spanning the late 1970s and early 1980s. Franklin was convicted of several murders and received six life sentences, as well as two death sentences. He also confessed to the attempted murders of magazine publisher and pornographer Larry Flynt in 1978 and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan in 1980. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Paul Franklin has received more than 1,187,046 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 161st most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Joseph Paul Franklin ranks 159 out of 182Before him are Alexander Pichushkin, Ahmed Jabari, Fred West, John Hinckley Jr., Ahmad Sa'adat, and John List. After him are Zacarias Moussaoui, Yoo Young-chul, Ramzi Yousef, Dawood Ibrahim, Robert Pickton, and Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

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Among people born in 1950, Joseph Paul Franklin ranks 311Before him are Pascal Yoadimnadji, Melissa Mathison, Josef Tošovský, Alec Jeffreys, Frank Silva, and Rosi Mittermaier. After him are Trevor Bolder, Graham Hancock, Han Berger, Kurt Jara, Maricica Puică, and Harriet Walter. Among people deceased in 2013, Joseph Paul Franklin ranks 286Before him are Chico Hamilton, Walter Jens, Stan Musial, Aleksei Balabanov, Hartmut Briesenick, and Donald Richie. After him are Jean Stapleton, Trevor Bolder, Henry Taylor, Harry Reems, Walt Bellamy, and Moses Blah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Paul Franklin ranks 6,221 out of 12,171Before him are William Clothier (1881), Kayden Kross (1985), Donald Richie (1924), Rory Calhoun (null), Charles Wallace Richmond (1868), and Bella Thorne (1997). After him are Larry Graham (1946), Kenneth Lay (1942), Tony Gilroy (1956), Richard Olney (1835), Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911), and Priscilla Pointer (1924).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Joseph Paul Franklin ranks 50Before him are Nancy Spungen (1958), Charles Starkweather (null), Richard Chase (1950), Stanley Williams (1953), Golden State Killer (1945), and John Hinckley Jr. (1955). After him are Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (1981), Anwar al-Awlaki (1971), Jared Fogle (1977), and Omar Mateen (1986).