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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Department of Criminal Justice death row historical files (execution files), 1923-1983, 1992-1995, bulk 1923-1972,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Criminal Justice:

An Inventory of Department of Criminal Justice Death Row Historical Files (Execution Files) at the Texas State Archives, 1923-1983, 1992-1995, bulk 1923-1972



Overview

Creator: Texas. Dept. of Criminal Justice.
Title: Department of Criminal Justice death row historical files (execution files)
Dates: 1923-1983, 1992-1995
Dates: bulk 1923-1972
Abstract: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and contracted private correctional facilities. The state of Texas first authorized the use of the electric chair in 1923, and ordered all executions to be carried out by the state in Huntsville. In 1972, in the case of Furman v. Georgia (408 U.S. 238), the U.S. Supreme Court declared that capital punishment, as it was employed at the time at the state and federal level, was unconstitutional. In 1976 the Court held the new death penalty statutes in Florida, Georgia, and Texas as constitutional and reinstated the death penalty in those states. These records consist of death row files of convicts sentenced to be executed by electrocution (pre-Furman decision) by the state of Texas, starting with the file for execution number one in 1923 and culminating with the file for execution number 506 in 1972. Files are also included for death row convicts who had their sentences commuted. The records primarily comprise intake forms and data sheets for individual convicts which could include information such as family data, work and military history, mental status, recreational interests, and personal history; photographs of convicts at the time of intake; fingerprint records; compiled criminal histories by the Bureau of Intelligence, and later the Federal Bureau of Intelligence; administrative correspondence and documents; and death certificates. Dates covered are 1923-1983, 1992-1995, bulk 1923-1972.
Quantity: 16 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with one document in Spanish.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Board of Criminal Justice were created in 1989 (House Bill 2335, 71st Texas Legislature, Regular Session). The Department manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and contracted private correctional facilities. It also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision. The nine-member Board of Criminal Justice is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate to six-year overlapping terms and is charged with overseeing the Department of Criminal Justice.

The origins of TDCJ can be traced back to 1848 when "An Act to Establish a State Penitentiary" was passed by the Second Texas Legislature. Under the new act, the prison system began as a single institution located in Huntsville, known as the Huntsville Penitentiary, as opposed to previous convention when local jails housed convicted felons. In 1871, the legislature directed that the penitentiary be leased to private individuals (Chapter 21, 12th Legislature, 1st Called Session). These men, known as lessees, paid the state for the convict labor and use of facilities, and in turn, managed the system, including clothing and feeding the convicts and paying the guards. It was during this period that the outside camp system was firmly established as part of the prison system. In addition to the use of convicts in and around the prison, the convicts were hired out to large labor employers, mainly plantation owners and railroad companies. A second prison facility, Rusk Penitentiary, was built between 1877 and 1882. It began receiving convicts in January of 1883.

The original act of 1848 also established a governing body of the penitentiary as a three-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor, with the approval of the Senate. The Board was responsible for creating and distributing a set of rules and bylaws for the administration of the penitentiary, overseeing the treatment of convicts, preparing an annual inventory of property, and making an annual report to the Governor. In 1881, the Legislature reorganized the prison system, abolishing the Board of Directors, and creating in its place a Penitentiary Board, consisting of the governor, the state treasurer, and the prison superintendent (Chapter 49, 17th Legislature, Regular Session). In April 1883, the administrative system was again reorganized, with the board comprised of the governor and two commissioners appointed by the governor (Chapter 114, 18th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1885, the board composition changed once more, now consisting of three commissioners appointed by the governor (House Bill 562, 19th Legislature, Regular Session). This board was succeeded by the Board of Prison Commissioners in 1910, which was composed of three commissioners appointed by the governor (Senate Bill 10, 31st Legislature, 4th Called Session).

The legislation that created the new board also directed the prison system to begin operating again on state account, i.e., lessees no longer managed the prison system, effective in January 1911. Convicts, or inmates, were housed and worked in one of the two prisons or on one of several state prison farms. The shop industries slowed down while the prison farms expanded. This arrangement made it more difficult to provide education and other reform measures. Such measures were generally practiced at Huntsville, with some teaching extended to a couple of prison farms by the early 1900s.

The Texas Prison Board replaced the Board of Prison Commissioners as the governing body for the Texas Prison System in 1927, increasing in size to nine members (House Bill 59, 40th Legislature, Regular Session). The members of the board were appointed by the governor, with senate approval, to six year overlapping terms. The Board formulated the policies and the manager carried them out. During the Board's tenure, 1927-1957, the Board made changes in the system including more emphasis on prison reform, teaching, recreation--including the establishment of the Texas Prison Rodeo, and a new method of classifying inmates.

The Texas Prison System became the Department of Corrections in 1957 (Senate Bill 42, 55th Legislature, Regular Session). This Department was governed by the Board of Corrections, composed of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate to six year overlapping terms. In 1989, the Department became the Institutional Division of the Department of Criminal Justice. In September 2003, the Correctional Institutions Division (CID) was created through a merger of the Institutional Division, Operations Division, Private Facilities Division, and the State Jail Division. The CID is responsible for the confinement of adult felony and state jail felony offenders who are sentenced to incarceration in a secure facility. The CID is divided into three areas: Prison and Jail Operations, Management Operations, and Support Operations. It encompasses 95 state-operated prisons and jails, which include 50 state prison facilities, four pre-release facilities, three psychiatric facilities, one intellectual disabilities facility, two medical facilities, 14 transfer facilities, 15 state jail facilities, one geriatric facility, and five substance abuse felony punishment facilities. The CID is also responsible for support operations such as Classification and Records, Fusion Center, Correctional Training and Staff Development (CTSD), Counsel Substitute, Laundry, Food, and Supply, Mail Systems Coordinators Panel, Offender Transportation, Office for Disciplinary Coordination, Plans and Operations, Safe Prisons Program Management Office, and Security Threat Group Management Office. Effective June 15, 2007, the Private Facilities Division was separated from the CID to commence as its own division, Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division. As of August 31, 2012, there were 152, 303 offenders housed in TDCJ units.

The other divisions of the Department of Criminal Justice are the Parole Division (including the Board of Pardons and Paroles), the Community Justice Assistance Division (former Adult Probation Commission), the State Jail Division (created in 1993), the Executive Division, Internal Affairs, Programs and Services, Victims Services, Office of the General Counsel, Financial Services, Health Services, Internal Audit, and State Counsel for Offenders. Direct management of the prison system is through an executive director, with each division headed by a director and each individual prison unit managed by a warden.

The primary role of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is the discretionary release of eligible inmates sentenced to the Correctional Institutions Division to a plan of parole supervision. In addition, the Board is responsible for determining the conditions of release, imposing any special conditions for parole and mandatory supervision releasees on a case by case basis. The Parole Board also has revocation responsibilities related to parole and mandatory releasees. It also reviews requests for clemency (reprieves, commutations, pardons) and makes recommendations to the governor.

(Sources include: "Agency Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2013-2017," Texas Department of Criminal Justice website (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/mediasvc/documents/finance/Agency_Strategic_Plan_FY2013-17.pdf), accessed on November 6, 2013; and "Fiscal Year 2012 Statistical Report," Texas Department of Criminal Justice website (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/mediasvc/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2012.pdf), accessed on November 6, 2013.)

Capital Punishment in Texas

As of October 2013, if an individual is convicted of a capital felony in Texas, and is of at least 18 years of age at the time of the crime, he or she may be subject to punishment by death, if the state seeks such punishment. The following crimes are considered capital murder in Texas: murder of a peace officer or fireman who is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty and who the person knows is a peace officer or fireman; murder during the commission or attempted commission of kidnapping, burglary, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, arson, obstruction or retaliation, or terroristic threat; murder for remuneration or promise of remuneration or employs another to commit murder for remuneration or promise of remuneration; murder during escape or attempted escape from a penal institution; murder, while incarcerated in a penal institution, of a correctional employee or with the intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination; murder while incarcerated in a penal institution for a conviction of murder or capital murder; murder while incarcerated in a penal institution serving a life sentence or a 99 year sentence for a conviction of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, or aggravated robbery; murder of more than one person during the same criminal transaction or during different criminal transactions but the murders are committed pursuant to the same scheme or course of conduct; murder of an individual under ten years of age; or murder in retaliation for or on account of the service or status of the other person as a judge or justice of the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, a court of appeals, a district court, a criminal district court, a constitutional county court, a statutory county court, a justice court, or a municipal court.

After the verdict is rendered, if the defendant is found guilty, the case is automatically appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals. If the prisoner loses in the Court of Criminal Appeals, he or she may then appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and finally to the U.S. Supreme Court. However the Governor of Texas may have a limited power to grant clemency even when the entire appeals process has been exhausted. In capital cases, the Governor has the constitutional authority to grant an offender one 30-day reprieve of a scheduled execution without a recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Upon recommendation from the Board, the Governor may grant one or more reprieves in a capital case for any period of time that does not exceed the period recommended by the Board members. If the prisoner submits a timely request for a reprieve of execution, the Board must determine, by majority vote, whether to recommend to the Governor that a reprieve be granted. Similarly, if a death row inmate files a timely petition to the Board for a commutation of sentence to a lesser punishment, such as life imprisonment, the Board will vote on whether to recommend the commutation to the Governor.

Death row was located at the Ellis Unit from 1965 to 1999, and at the Huntsville unit from 1928 to 1952. As of 1999, the Polunsky Unit houses male death row offenders in Texas, and the women on death row are housed at the Mountain View Unit. The state of Texas execution chamber continues to be housed in the Huntsville unit. Offenders on death row do not have regular TDCJ-ID numbers, but have special death row numbers.

Historically, hanging was the main means of execution between 1819 and 1923 at which point Texas counties were responsible for their own executions. During this period, 394 legal executions took place in Texas for crimes ranging from murder and rape to kidnapping, robbery, and arson. The state of Texas first authorized the use of the electric chair in 1923 (Senate Bill 63, 38th Legislature, 2nd Called Session), and ordered all executions to be carried out by the state in Huntsville. Texas executed the first offender by electrocution on February 8, 1924. On that same date, four additional offenders were executed. The state of Texas executed the last offender by electrocution on July 30, 1964. The state adopted lethal injection as means of execution in 1977 (House Bill 945, 65th Legislature, Regular Session) and executed the first offender in this manner in 1982. A total of 510 pre-Furman prisoners were convicted of capital offenses between 1923 and 1972, 507 of whom were males. Of these, 361 were eventually executed, 71 percent of whom were executed for murder, 27 percent for rape, and 1 percent for armed robbery. No females were executed. In all, 56 executions occurred in the 1920s, 122 in the 1930s, 78 in the 1940s, 76 in the 1950s, and 29 in the 1960s.

When a defendant was found guilty of a capital crime and given a death sentence, a death warrant was issued. Death sentences were routinely appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Until the initial appeal was decided, inmates remained in the county jail. If the conviction was affirmed, the offender was brought a second time before a trial judge, who pronounced a sentence of death and then set an execution date, which could not be less than 30 days later. It was an unbroken custom from 1936 to 1972 for Texas governors to grant a 30-day stay of execution beyond the initial date. The offender was then transported to Huntsville to await execution.

In 1964, judicial challenges to capital punishment resulted in a de facto moratorium on executions in the United States. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that capital punishment, as it was employed at the time at the state and federal level, was unconstitutional in the landmark case, Furman v. Georgia (408 U.S. 238), effectively a consolidation of Furman v. Georgia, Jackson v. Georgia, and Branch v. Texas. In nine separate opinions, and by a vote of five to four, the Court held that Georgia's death penalty statute, which gave the jury complete sentencing discretion, could result in arbitrary sentencing. The Court held that the scheme of punishment under the statute was therefore "cruel and unusual" and violated the Eighth Amendment. As a result, on June 29, 1972, the Supreme Court effectively voided 40 death penalty statutes, thereby commuting the sentences of 629 death row inmates around the country and suspending the death penalty because existing statutes were no longer valid. At that point, there were 45 men on death row in Texas and 7 in county jails with a death sentence. All of the sentences were commuted to life sentences by the Governor.

The Supreme Court also suggested new legislation that could make death sentences constitutional again, such as the development of standardized guidelines for juries that decide sentences. Advocates of capital punishment began proposing new statutes that they believed would end arbitrariness in capital sentencing. Some states began by providing sentencing guidelines for the judge and jury when deciding whether to impose death, which allowed for the introduction of aggravating and mitigating factors in determining the sentence. These guided discretion statutes were approved in 1976 by the Supreme Court in Gregg v. Georgia (428 U.S. 153), Jurek v. Texas (428 U.S. 262), and Proffitt v. Florida (428 U.S. 242), collectively referred to as the Gregg decision. This decision held that the new death penalty statutes in Florida, Georgia, and Texas were constitutional and reinstated the death penalty in those states. The Court also held that the death penalty itself was constitutional under the Eighth Amendment. That same year, Texas adopted lethal injection as a means of execution but it wasn’t until December 7, 1982 that the first offender was executed by lethal injection in the state. The decommissioned electric chair, made by prison workers, was moved to storage at the Walls Unit Death House before being donated to the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville. As of November 2013, California, Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania have the largest death row populations in the country, with Texas leading in the number of executions since the death penalty was reinstated.

(Sources include: James W. Marquart, Sheldon Ekland-Olson and Jonathan R. Sorensen, The Rope, The Chair, and the Needle - Capital Punishment in Texas, 1923-1990 (University of Texas Press, 1994); "Agency Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2013-2017," Texas Department of Criminal Justice website (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/mediasvc/documents/finance/Agency_Strategic_Plan_FY2013-17.pdf), accessed on November 6, 2013; "Fiscal Year 2012 Statistical Report," Texas Department of Criminal Justice website (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/mediasvc/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2012.pdf), accessed on November 6, 2013; Texas Prison Museum website (http://www.txprisonmuseum.org/), accessed on November 6, 2013; "Texas Death Penalty Law," Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin website (http://tarltonguides.law.utexas.edu/texas-death-penalty), accessed on October 17, 2013; and "Death Row Facts," Texas Department of Criminal Justice website (https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/dr_facts.html), accessed on October 17, 2013).

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) was created in 1989 (House Bill 2335, 71st Legislature, Regular Session). The agency manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and contracted private correctional facilities. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision. The state of Texas first authorized the use of the electric chair in 1923 (Senate Bill 63, 38th Legislature, 2nd Called Session), and ordered all executions to be carried out by the state in Huntsville. Texas executed the first offender by electrocution on February 8, 1924. In 1972, in the landmark case of Furman v. Georgia (408 U.S. 238), the U.S. Supreme Court declared that capital punishment, as it was employed at the time on the state and federal level, was unconstitutional. In 1976, the Supreme Court approved new statutes toward ending arbitrariness in capital sentencing and the death penalty was reinstated in Texas. These records were created to document convicts on death row in the Texas, and consist of historical death row files of convicts sentenced to be executed by electrocution (pre-Furman decision) by the state of Texas, starting with the file for execution number one in 1923 and culminating with the file for execution number 506 in 1972. Files are also included for death row convicts who had their sentences commuted. Dates covered are 1923-1983, 1992-1995, with gaps in the years reflected. The bulk of the records are dated between 1923 and 1972.

The records primarily comprise intake forms and data sheets for individual convicts which could include information such as family data, work and military history, mental status, recreational interests, and personal history; photographs of convicts at the time of intake; fingerprint records; compiled criminal histories by the Bureau of Intelligence, and later the Federal Bureau of Intelligence; administrative correspondence and documents; and death certificates. Other records include court documents (judgments, appeals, motions, orders, verdicts etc.); commitment papers; social histories; health summaries; correspondence lists; victim information; special escape reports; police reports; voluntary statements and subject’s version of the event that gave rise to conviction; death warrants; interview summaries; psychological summaries or reports; psychiatric summaries or reports; religious literature; case summaries from the South Western Reporter or similar court reports; completed inquiry forms from previous employers, schoolteachers, personal friends or contacts who might be able to provide information related to later appeals for clemency; proclamations by various Governors of Texas granting a 30-day stay of execution; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes; correspondence between convicts and persons known to them; correspondence with the court, attorneys, governor's office and the general public; and in one case, a crime scene photograph. A record type unique to the files of convicts who had their sentences commuted is a pre-printed form, dated about 1965-1967, sent by Representative Jacob Edgar "Jake" Johnson, Texas House of Representatives, titled "To the Men on Death Row." The forms contain answers by convicts to questions pertaining to their social, criminal and religious background, as well as their views about their trials and how the prison system could be improved upon.

The files document each inmate's case. The kinds of records contained within files vary with each convict and files of more notorious inmates tend to be several inches thick. Typically files from earlier years tend to have minimal documentation and could include inmate photographs, fingerprints, a description of the convict upon arrival and a brief biography of the convict which could contain minimal family information such as the names of parents and family members.

Subjects covered include the prison housing and execution processes of the time, the social and psychological backgrounds of convicts, and the perception of capital punishment in society, particularly demonstrated in newspaper clippings found in files from later years.

File for individuals such as Kenneth McDuff, whose sentence was commuted in 1972 and was eventually executed at a later date for other capital crimes, are not included in these files.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are listed in the original order as maintained by the agency. Boxes 2006/337-1 through 11 include the files of death row convicts who were executed by the state of Texas. The files are in chronological order starting with execution number one in 1923 and continue through to execution number 453 in 1964. Boxes 2006/337-12 through 16 include the files of death row convicts whose sentences were commuted. These files start with execution number 14 and continue through to execution number 506 in 1972. Although their sentences were eventually commuted, the files of these convicts are labeled according to what their execution number would have been.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: information about inmates created by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.134 (information confidential by law, Texas Government Code, Section 508.313)); common law privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101); names of victims of sexual assaults (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101); criminal histories prepared by the Department of Public Safety, information about inmates incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice received from the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and information created by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101 (information confidential by law, Texas Government Code, Section 508.313)); and psychological or psychiatric reports and evaluations (V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, Mental Health records, 611.002), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records. This exception applies to the commuted death row files, which are restricted and will have to be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research.

As of September 2014, information about an inmate's family members, when listed as living in the death row historical files dated January 1951 and later, will need to be redacted by Archives Staff. The names of family members may be released for earlier files through 1950.

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Texas Prison System--Capital punishment..
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Subjects:
Capital punishment--Texas.
Death row--Texas.
Death row inmates--Texas.
Executions and executioners--Texas.
Prisons--Capital punishment--Texas.
Document Types:
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Capital punishment--1923-1972.
Correspondence--Texas--Capital punishment--1923-1972.
Judicial records--Texas--Capital punishment--1923-1972.
Legal documents--Texas--Capital punishment--1923-1972.
Notes--Texas--Capital punishment--1923-1972.
Reports--Texas--Capital punishment--1923-1972.
Negatives--Texas--Death row inmates--1923-1972.
Photographs--Texas--Death row inmates--1923-1972.
Functions:
Managing death row inmates.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
In addition to the records listed, portions of many 20th century governors' records concern the prison system and related matters. Search governors' finding aids for prisons, prison system, penitentiary, pardons, clemency, or other similar terms.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Applications for clemency, 1911-1914, 1929-1939, 2 linear ft.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Minutes, 1971, 1973-1989, 2.72 cubic ft.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Execution case files (RESTRICTED), 1954-1964, 4.5 cubic ft.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Pardon books, 1898-1930, 2.37 cubic ft.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Commutations of death sentences (RESTRICTED), 1911-1914, 1933-1935, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 4-16/54.]
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals records, 1892-2010, 7,356.66 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals execution case files, 1974-2010, 1,141.75 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Minutes and meeting files, 1881-1885, 1900-2008, 26.63 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Records, 1849-2004, 170.08 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, Records, 1968-1982, 39.6 cubic ft.
Texas Office of the Governor, General Counsel's Office, Execution files, 1946-1994, 2.75 cubic ft. (Restricted)
Records Relating to the Penitentiary, 1846-1921, 87.85 linear ft.
Texas Prison Board, Records of the Texas Prison System, 1913-1933, 1943, undated, 1.76 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State executive clemency records, 1840, 1845-2009, 110.68 cubic ft., 168 reels of microfilm (originals), 22 reels of microfilm (duplicates)
Texas Supreme Court, Records, 1840-1980, 6,396.81 cubic ft. [includes criminal appeals prior to 1876]
Texas Governor George W. Bush, General Counsel's execution files, 1886, 1892, 1903, 1912-1921, 1925, 1932, 1939-2000, bulk 1986-2000, 68.24 cubic ft.
Dr. Robert F. Pierce Collection, Death row files and assorted prison records and papers 1877, 1978, 1982-1995, undated, 1.48 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Huntsville
Records of special interest as related to Archives and Information Services Division holdings [size and dates of these series are unknown]:
Inmate files [contact the Correctional Institutional Division]
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A & M University
W.J. Estelle Papers, 1927-1984, 14 linear ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Ann W. Richards Papers, 1933-2000, about 1500 cubic ft. (specifically the General Counsel files)
The Echo, scattered issues between 1928-1931 and 1938-1968 [size unknown]
Newton-Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
George Beto papers [size and dates unknown] (A copy of the index to these papers can be found in the Archives and Information Services Division of the Library and Archives Commission.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Department of Criminal Justice death row historical files (execution files). Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2006/337

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on April 6, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed and DACS finding aid by Aditi Worcester, November 2013

Appraisal Information

Texas State Archives staff completed an appraisal of the death row historical files (execution files) at the Department of Criminal Justice in November 2005. The files were determined to be archival.

The death row historical files were microfilmed by the Department of Criminal Justice, but not in their entirety. There was no record of which files were microfilmed or when. Staff members were also uncertain about the legibility of the microfilm and whether it was done in keeping with archival standards. The microfilm was not transferred to the State Archives.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Department of Criminal Justice death row historical files (execution files), 1923-1983, 1992-1995, bulk 1923-1972,
16 cubic ft.

Box
2006/337-1
Execution No. 1: Matthews, Mack, 1923
Execution No. 2: Washington, George, 1923
Execution No. 3: Johnson, Melvin, 1923
Execution No. 4: Morris, Ewell, 1923
Execution No. 5: Reynolds, Charles, 1924
Execution No. 6: Dyer, Blaine, 1924
Execution No. 7: Lawson, Earnest, 1924, 1981
Execution No. 8: Williams, Booker T., 1924
Execution No. 9: Curry, Tommie, 1924
Execution No. 10: Humphreys, Harle, 1924
Execution No. 11: Cadena, Frank, 1924
Execution No. 12: Henderson, Ed , 1924
Execution No. 13: Kirby, Ed, 1924
Execution No. 16: Welk, Sidney, 1925
Execution No. 17: Twitty, Lavannie, 1925
Execution No. 19: Noel, Frank, 1925
Execution No. 20: Noel, Lorenzo, 1925
Execution No. 22: Gray, G.C., 1925
Execution No. 23: Rushing, Edwin, 1925
Execution No. 25: Carr, Melton, 1925
Execution No. 26: Rueda, Agapito, 1925
Execution No. 28: Vaughn, Willie, 1926, 1947
Execution No. 29: Robins, S.A., 1926
Execution No. 30: Robins, Forest, 1926
Execution No. 31: Smith, John, 1926
Execution No. 32: Harris, T., 1926
Execution No. 33: Phillips, Sam, 1926
Execution No. 34: Tilford, Fred L., 1926
Execution No. 36: Baines, F.D., 1926
Execution No. 37: Hassell, George J., 1927, 1928, 1955, 1964
Execution No. 38: Satchell, Bryant, 1927
Execution No. 39: Briscoe, Matthew, 1927
Execution No. 41: Snow, F.M., 1927
Execution No. 42: Joshlin, Ed, 1927
Execution No. 43: Simmons, Tillman, 1927
Execution No. 44: Millikin, A.V., 1927
Execution No. 45: Robinson, Willie, 1927
Execution No. 48: Benton, Robert Lee, 1928
Execution No. 50: Fisher, Willie, 1928
Execution No. 51: Smith, Bill, 1928, 1942, 1962
Execution No. 52: Davenport, Lawrence, 1928
Execution No. 53: Thomas, Garrett, 1928
Execution No. 54: Servina, Esiquiel, 1928
Execution No. 55: Rodriguez, Clemente, 1928, 1944
Execution No. 56: Ross, Tom, 1928, 1982-1983
Execution No. 59: Byrnes, Floyd Newton, 1928
Execution No. 60: Blake, Robert F., 1928
Execution No. 62: Leahy, H.J., 1929
Execution No. 63: Wilborn, Wade, 1929, 1956
Execution No. 65: Sanders, Mathis, 1929
Execution No. 66: Wells, O.C., 1929
Execution No. 67: Jarman, Silas, 1929, 1947
Execution No. 68: Grady, Willie, 1929, 1952
Execution No. 70: Helms, Henry, 1929, 1951
Execution No. 71: Merriman, Lee Roy, 1929, 1942
Execution No. 73: Aldridge, Ben, 1929, 1942
Execution No. 74: Adams, Bishop, 1930, 1958
Execution No. 75: Pruitt, William, 1930
Box
2006/337-2
Execution No. 76: Scott, Jordan, 1930
Execution No. 77: Williams, Reney, 1930
Execution No. 78: Davis, Lee, 1930
Execution No. 79: Washington, Jesse Lee, 1930
Execution No. 80: Arcos, Lus G., 1930
Execution No. 82: Maple, J.J., 1930, 1942
Execution No. 84: Twitty, Moncus, 1931
Execution No. 85: Herrera, Ofilio, 1931
Execution No. 86: Munoy, Nicando, 1931
Execution No. 87: Rodriguez, Victor, 1931
Execution No. 88: Riles, Joshua, 1931
Execution No. 90: Jenkins, Will, 1931
Execution No. 91: Shields, Joe, 1931, 1949
Execution No. 92: Wing, Red, 1931
Execution No. 93: Jackson, Alfred, 1931, 1952
Execution No. 94: Fritts, Will, 1931
Execution No. 95: Ross, Bonnie Lee, 1931-1932, 1950,
Execution No. 96: McKee, Ira, 1931, 1942, 1952
Execution No. 97: White, Jake, 1932
Execution No. 98: Williams, James, 1932
Execution No. 99: Johnson, Earnest, 1932
Execution No. 100: Lopez, Estiminstado, 1932
Execution No. 101: Johnson, Richard, 1932, 1950
Execution No. 102: Grogans, Charlie, 1932
Execution No. 103: Green, John L., 1932
Execution No. 104: Brown, Richard, 1932
Execution No. 110: Hoskins, Walter, 1933
Execution No. 114: Bennett, R.T., 1933
Execution No. 115: Ortiz, Pantaleon, 1933
Execution No. 116: Williams, Marshall, 1933
Execution No. 117: Kelly, Ira, 1933
Execution No. 118: Cook, Tom, 1933
Execution No. 120: Booker, Clarence , 1933, 1934
Execution No. 121: Stewart, Carl, 1933
Execution No. 123: Hunt, Dewey R., 1933
Execution No. 124: Thomas, Clarence, 1933
Execution No. 125: Flours, Frank, 1933, 1934
Execution No. 126: Burkley, Thurman, 1934
Execution No. 127: Burkley, Bluit, 1934
Execution No. 128: Mott, Jesse, 1934
Execution No. 129: Jackson, Sack, 1934, 1980
Execution No. 130: Brooks, Nathan, 1934
Execution No. 131: Outlaw, Charlie, 1934
Execution No. 132: Williams, Johnnie, 1934
Execution No. 133: Stanton, Ed, 1934
Execution No. 134: Jackson, Jack, 1934
Execution No. 135: Woolfolk, June, 1934
Execution No. 137: Lane, Le Roy, 1934, 1947
Execution No. 138: Dobbins, C.B., 1934
Execution No. 139: Burns, Leonard, 1935, 1966
Execution No. 142: Smith, Gabe, 1935
Execution No. 143: Rector, Ira, 1935
Execution No. 144: Arnold, Doye, 1935
Execution No. 145: Carr, Albert, 1935
Execution No. 146: Palmer, Joe, 1935
Execution No. 147: Hamilton, Raymond, 1933-1935, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1980
Execution No. 148: Cernock, Lewis, 1935
Execution No. 149: Willis, John B., 1935
Execution No. 150: Stewart, Eligha, 1935
Execution No. 151: Boyd, Ben, 1935
Execution No. 152: La Coume, Bernard, 1935
Execution No. 154: Dade, Johnnie, 1935
Execution No. 155: Trapper, John, 1935
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Execution No. 156: May, W.D., 1935, 1998
Execution No. 157: Hildreth, W.R., 1935
Execution No. 158: Cantrell, Pierson, 1934-1935
Execution No. 160: James, C.B., 1935
Execution No. 161: Carr, Henry, 1935
Execution No. 162: Hill, Fred, 1935
Execution No. 163: Rivera, John, 1936
Execution No. 165: Stalcup, Virgil, 1936
Execution No. 167: Dickerson, Willie, 1936
Execution No. 168: Tance, Aria, 1936
Execution No. 169: Davis, William Richard, 1936
Execution No. 170: McAllister, James D., 1936
Execution No. 171: Warren, Glenn, 1936
Execution No. 172: Warran, Grady, 1936
Execution No. 173: Brown, Oscar, 1936, 1970
Execution No. 174: Brown, Mack Coupie, 1936, 1970
Execution No. 175: Carrasco, Antonio, 1936, 1942, 1978-1979
Execution No. 176: Banks, Elmo, 1936
Execution No. 177: Joiner, Lonnie, 1937
Execution No. 178: Pruitt, Elmer, 1936-1937, 1956
Execution No. 179: Beard, Dwight, 1937
Execution No. 180: Ellison, Wisie, 1936-1937, 1957
Execution No. 181: McCarty, Earnest, 1937
Execution No. 182: Matura, C., 1937, 1942
Execution No. 185: Patton, George, 1936-1937,
Execution No. 187: Trammel, Luke, 1937, 1946
Execution No. 188: Hemphill, Albert Lee, 1937-1938
Execution No. 189: Terrill, Virgil, 1937-1938
Execution No. 190: Kelly, Leroy, 1937-1938
Execution No. 191: Banks, Johnnie, 1938
Execution No. 192: Canedo, Selanes, 1938
Execution No. 193: Vaughn, John W., 1938, 1953
Execution No. 194: Layes, Paul, 1937-1938
Execution No. 195: Young, Roscoe, 1937-1938
Execution No. 196: Young, Henderson, 1938
Execution No. 197: Moore, Tonnie, 1937-1938
Execution No. 198: Brooks, Charlie, 1937-1938
Execution No. 199: Calhoun, Mark Henry, 1938, 1946
Execution No. 200: Wells, Tommie, 1938
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Execution No. 201: Grays, Fobie, 1938
Execution No. 203: Boss, Vince, 1936, 1938
Execution No. 205: Morgan, Collan H., 1938
Execution No. 207: Polanco, Jesse, 1938
Execution No. 208: Norman, Morris, 1938
Execution No. 210: Williams, Winzell, 1938-1939
Execution No. 211: Nealy, Harvey T., 1939
Execution No. 212: Herrera, Jesus, 1939
Execution No. 213: Lugo, Genaro, 1939
Execution No. 214: Miles, James C., 1939
Execution No. 215: Randall, Bennie, 1938-1939
Execution No. 216: Caesar, Johnny, 1939
Execution No. 217: Ervin, James, 1939
Execution No. 218: Rhodes, Ladell, 1939
Execution No. 219: Walker, Rafe Lee, 1939, 1975
Execution No. 222: Lacy, Harry, 1939
Execution No. 223: Salazar, Frank, 1938-1939
Execution No. 224: Rickman, J.W., 1940
Execution No. 225: Hampton, Bluitt, 1939-1940
Execution No. 226: Walker, Robert Ballard, 1940
Execution No. 227: Lyons, Webster, 1940
Execution No. 228: Manning, Robert, 1939-1940
Execution No. 229: Franks, Burton, 1937, 1939-1940, 1948, 2001
Execution No. 230: Handy, Placido, 1940
Execution No. 231: Murphy, Florence L., 1940
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Execution No. 232: Martinez, Ascension, 1940-1941
Execution No. 233: Muldrow, Theodia, 1937, 1940-1941
Execution No. 234: Griffin, George, 1941
Execution No. 235: Harris, Tommie, 1941
Execution No. 236: Reese, Arlin F., 1941
Execution No. 237: Glover, Nehemiah, 1940-1942
Execution No. 238: Wesley, Albert Jr., 1941
Execution No. 239: Robinson, Richard, 1941-1942
Execution No. 240: Goldsby, Charlie, 1941-1942
Execution No. 241: Alford, James, 1941-1942
Execution No. 242: King, Rogers Lee, 1942
Execution No. 243: Morris, McKinley, 1941-1942, 1948
Execution No. 244: Benevidez, Emelieno, 1942, 1974
Execution No. 245: Brown, Orrin J., 1942
Execution No. 246: Hill, Luther, 1941-1942
Execution No. 247: Hart, Edward, Jr., 1941-1942, 1948
Execution No. 248: Walker, Ben, 1942
Execution No. 249: Turner, C.L., 1940, 1942
Execution No. 251: Lera, Leo, 1942-1944
Execution No. 252: Wilson, Arthur Lee, 1942-1943
Execution No. 253: Beard, Rex, 1942-1943
Execution No. 254: Quiroy, Dolores, 1943
Execution No. 255: Gutierrez, Juan, 1943-1944
Execution No. 256: Jordan, Bruce Elton, 1944
Execution No. 259: Williams, David, 1944
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Execution No. 260: Johnson, Bennie, 1944
Execution No. 262: Whittle, Clay, 1940-1942, 1944, 1946
Execution No. 263: Johnson, Willie, 1944
Execution No. 264: Johnson, George, 1944, 1951
Execution No. 265: Murray, Allen, 1944
Execution No. 266: Stephens, J.B., 1943-1945
Execution No. 268: Williams, Henry, 1944-1945
Execution No. 269: Holloway, Robert J., 1944-1945, 1948
Execution No. 271, Harper, Julius, 1937-1938, 1942-1943, 1945-1946
Execution No. 273: Oglesby, Joseph W., 1944-1945
Execution No. 275: Elliot, Jarvis Raymond, 1945-1946
Execution No. 277: Newman, L.C., 1946
Execution No. 278: Moore, Clyde, 1946
Execution No. 280: Gamble, Richard, 1939, 1946, 1948
Execution No. 282: Palm, Harold Lee, 1946
Execution No. 283: Leza, Joe, 1941, 1943, 1946
Execution No. 284: Jones, Louis, 1946-1947
Execution No. 285: Zachary, P.H., 1946-1948
Execution No. 286: Henderson, L.D., 1947-1948
Execution No. 288: Wilson, Huey, 1942, 1946, 1947
Execution No. 289: Allen, Oscar, 1947
Execution No. 290: Norris, William Alfred, 1947
Execution No. 291: Allen, Charlie, 1942-1943, 1946-1948
Execution No. 293: Adams, Arthur, 1940, 1947
Execution No. 294: Peardon, Elijah, 1946-1947, 1953
Execution No. 295: Davis, Raymond, 1947
Execution No. 296: Cline, Lonnie Harvey, 1939, 1947-1948
Execution No. 297: West, Nolan, 1944-1948
Execution No. 298: Johnson, Bennie L., 1947-1948
Execution No. 299: Rushing, Clayton, 1948
Execution No. 300: Sims, Willie, 1948
Execution No. 301: Saulter, Joseph Lee, 1948-1949
Execution No. 304: Coleman, John Amos, 1948-1949
Execution No. 306: McCane, Riley B., 1944
Execution No. 307: Brown, Henry, 1948
Execution No. 308: Smith, Cleo, 1948
Execution No. 309: Hill, Andrew, 1948
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Execution No. 310: Moore, Wilson, 1948-1949
Execution No. 311: Williams, Thurman, 1944, 1948-1949
Execution No. 312: Larkin, Thomas, 1948-1949
Execution No. 313: Northern, Buster, 1949
Execution No. 315: Blackmon, James Willis, 1949-1950
Execution No. 316: Jones, W. Fred, 1949
Execution No. 317: Wilson, William, 1949-1950
Execution No. 318: Kerzee, General, 1949
Execution No. 319: McClendon, F.M., 1949
Execution No. 320: Stovall, Cleveland Jr., 1949, 1979
Execution No. 321: Morrow, J.W., 1949-1950
Execution No. 323: Gibson, Samuel B., 1949-1950
Execution No. 324: Smith, William Jr., 1949-1950
Execution No. 325: Bunn, Lee Everett, 1950
Execution No. 326: Edwards, Nathaniel, 1950
Execution No. 327: Ray, William R., 1950, 1955, 1959
Execution No. 328: Lewis, Felix, 1950
Execution No. 329: Henderson, Panter, 1949-1950
Execution No. 330: Pickett, Ben, 1950-1951
Execution No. 331: White, Dan, 1950
Execution No. 332: McFarland, Eugene, 1950
Execution No. 333: Johnson, Edward Exnoal, 1950-1951
Execution No. 334: Ross, Herman Lee, 1950-1952
Execution No. 335: Price, Thomas Jefferson, 1950-1951
Execution No. 336: Patterson, J.B., 1950-1951
Execution No. 337: Williams, Allen Conway, 1949, 1951
Execution No. 338: Adair, Fred Felix Jr., 1951
Execution No. 339: Mauton, Abbie, 1951, 1964
Execution No. 341: Bessard, Morris, 1951
Execution No. 342: Williams, Sam, 1951
Execution No. 343: Robinson, Y.D., 1951
Execution No. 345: Mitchell, Steve, 1951
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Execution No. 346: Edwards, Albert, 1950-1952
Execution No. 347: Matthews, Allen, 1951
Execution No. 348: McMurrin, Richard, 1951-1952
Execution No. 349: Sims, L.C., 1951
Execution No. 354: Johnson, Robert Lee, 1952, 1959
Execution No. 355: Jones, William K., 1952
Execution No. 357: Reed, Booker T., 1952-1953
Execution No. 358: Johnson, Marvin E., 1952
Execution No. 359: Savage, Henry, 1952
Execution No. 360: Coleman, Darious, 1952-1953
Execution No. 361: Haley, Thomas, 1952
Execution No. 364: Paris, Alton, 1952
Execution No. 367: Hulen, R.J., 1952-1953
Execution No. 368: Gasway, Samuel James, 1952-1953
Execution No. 369: Farmer, Jack, 1953
Execution No. 370: Allison, Lewis John, 1953
Execution No. 371: Clark, Charles D., 1953-1954
Execution No. 372: Green, Walter Collins, 1953-1954
Execution No. 373: Gage, William Lee, 1952, 1954-1955
Execution No. 374: Klinedinst, Charles E., 1954, 1956
Execution No. 375: Richardson, Jimmy, 1954, 1956, 1960
Execution No. 376: Barnes, Charles Wayman, 1954
Execution No. 377: Rayson, Marvin, 1954, 1963
Execution No. 378: Brown, Donald Hawkins, 1954-1955
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Execution No. 379: Whitaker, Walter E. Jr., 1953-1954
Execution No. 380: Simpson, Maurice, 1954
Execution No. 383: Cutcher, Harry F., 1955
Execution No. 384: Meyer, Henry William, 1955
Execution No. 386: Jackson, Floyd Ray, 1955
Execution No. 387: Gordon, Johnnie E., 1955-1956
Execution No. 388: Farrar, Carol, 1955-1956
Execution No. 389: Ellisor, Merle Wayne, 1954-1957
Execution No. 390: Walker, Tommy Lee, 1956
Execution No. 391: Washington, Marion A., 1956
Execution No. 393: Fite, Flaudell, 1956
Execution No. 394: McGowen, Yancy A., 1956-1957
Execution No. 395: Pierce, Timothy, 1956
Execution No. 396: Bingham, Leonard Lionel, 1952, 1956
Execution No. 397: Webb, Leslie, 1956
Execution No. 398: McHenry, John Edward, 1956-1957
Execution No. 400: Williams, Junior Lee, 1956-1961
Execution No. 401: Hall, Wilburn Monroe, 1957
Execution No. 402: Lamkins, Marshall, 1957-1958
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Execution No. 403: Wright, John, 1956-1958
Execution No. 404: Shaver, Jimmy N., 1957-1958
Execution No. 405: White, Charlie, 1957-1958
Execution No. 406: Mack, John Wayne, 1957-1958
Execution No. 407: Thompson, Theodore, 1957-1958
Execution No. 408: Blankenship, Alvin C., 1958
Execution No. 411: Slater, Phillip, 1958-1959
Execution No. 412: Williams, Milton, 1959
Execution No. 413: Smith, Jessie Doffies, 1959
Execution No. 414: Moses, George, 1958-1960
Execution No. 416: Moon, Nearvel, 1960, 1982
Execution No. 417: Draper, Howard J., 1960
Execution No. 418: Holmes, Samuel M., 1960
Execution No. 419: Williams, George, 1960
Execution No. 420: Philpot, Willie Edward, 1960
Execution No. 421: Eusebio, Regaldo M., 1960
Execution No. 422: Williams, Charles E., 1960-1961
Execution No. 423, #1: Stickney, Howard, 1958, 1960-1962
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Execution No. 424: Johnson, Adrian #1, 1959-1962
Execution No. 424: Johnson, Adrian #2, 1960-1962
Execution No. 426: Edwards, James, 1961
Execution No. 429: Leath, Fred, Thomas, 1961
Execution No. 430: Wiley, Roosevelt, 1961-1962
Execution No. 431: Forgey, Charles Louis, 1961-1962
Execution No. 432: Luton, Leo Daniel, 1961-1963
Execution No. 434: Wilson, Donald Ray, 1962
Execution No. 435: Bradley, Herbert Lemuel, 1962
Execution No. 437: Mosley, Walter Henry, 1962
Execution No. 438: Stein, Bobby Louis, 1962
Execution No. 439: Steed, Joe D., 1962-1963
Execution No. 440: Gibson, Roscoe, 1962
Execution No. 441: McIntyre, Bennie Lee, 1961-1963
Execution No. 444: Lavan, John, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1952-1961, 1963
Execution No. 447: Parker, Jesse Earl, 1963-1964
Execution No. 448: Echols, James Andrew, 1963-1964
Execution No. 449: Bradford, Bobby Clyde, 1964
Execution No. 452: O'Conner, Lawrence, 1964
Execution No. 453: Johnson, Joseph Jr., 1964
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2006/337-12 [Note: Boxes 2006/337-12 thru 16 contain historical death row files of convicts sentenced to be executed by the state of Texas but whose sentences were eventually commuted. The files of these convicts are labeled according to what their execution number would have been.]
Execution No. 14: Mitchell, Roy, 1924
Execution No. 15: De Silva, Newt, 1925
Execution No. 18: Jacques, Salvadore, 1925
Execution No. 21: Brown, Joe, 1925
Execution No. 24: Valles, Arnulfo, 1925
Execution No. 27: Aven, W.F., 1926
Execution No. 35: Maxey, Alex, 1926
Execution No. 40: McKinney, Pete, 1927
Execution No. 46: Vargas, Anastacio, 1927, 1949, 1957
Execution No. 47: Banks, Pete, 1927
Execution No. 49: Flores, Juan, 1928
Execution No. 57: Silver, J.A., 1928
Execution No. 61: McKenzie, John A., 1929
Execution No. 64: Howard, P.W., 1929
Execution No. 69: Charles, Jessie, 1929
Execution No. 72: Allen, E.V., 1929
Execution No. 81: Jackson, Monty, 1930
Execution No. 83: Thompson, Clyde, 1931, 1935
Execution No. 89: Goodman, Dave, 1931
Execution No. 105: Garza, Guadalupe, 1932-1933, 1940
Execution No. 106: Rollins, Carter, 1932-1933
Execution No. 107: Bybee, Shelton, 1932-1933
Execution No. 108: Johnson, Aaron, 1933
Execution No. 109: Whitfield, Casleton, 1933
Execution No. 111: Cubit, Robert, 1933
Execution No. 112: Rogers, Louis, 1933, 1935
Execution No. 113: Freeney, Walter, 1932-1933, 1939
Execution No. 119: Aubry, Leon, 1933
Execution No. 122: Mitchell, Paul, 1933-1934, 1937
Execution No. 136: Hogan, J.F., 1934, 1936-1937
Execution No. 140: Short, Cecil, 1935
Execution No. 141: Sanchez, Jose, 1935
Execution No. 153: McCann, Hugh, 1935
Execution No. 159: Galvan, Ramiro, 1935-1936
Execution No. 164: Green, Willie, 1936
Execution No. 166: Mitchell, Theo, 1936
Execution No. 183: Aley, Harry, 1937
Execution No. 184: Quezada, Pio, 1937
Execution No. 186: Humphrey, Henderson, 1937
Execution No. 202: Cash, Sam, 1938
Execution No. 204: Caesar, Willie, 1938
Execution No. 206: Fernandez, Carlos, 1938
Execution No. 209: Sims, Dan, 1938-1939
Execution No. 220: White, Bob, 1939-1940
Execution No. 221: Black, Francis Marion Jr., 1939
Execution No. 250: Contreras, Fidel, 1942-1943
Execution No. 257: Worlds, Willie, 1944
Execution No. 258: Miner, Harold A., 1944
Execution No. 261: Munoz, Ramon G., 1944
Execution No. 267: Duke, George, 1944-1945
Execution No. 270: Klander, Louis Albert, 1945
Execution No. 272: Rocha, Jose, 1945
Execution No. 274: Akins, L.C., 1945
Execution No. 276: Hodge, Joseph Van, 1946
Execution No. 279: Campos, Roberto, 1946
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Execution No. 281: Dotson, Edgar L., 1946, 1963
Execution No. 287: Lovelady, Gaither, 1947
Execution No. 292: Young, Walter Crowder, 1947
Execution No. 302: Flores, Miguel, 1948
Execution No. 303: Gardner, George Raymond, 1948, 1962
Execution No. 305: Williams, Ernest, 1948
Execution No. 314: Valtiero, Umberto R., 1949
Execution No. 322: Zamora, Cirilo, 1949-1950
Execution No. 340: Oliver, Emma, 1951
Execution No. 344: McGee, Richard W., 1951, 1959
Execution No. 350: Wall, Bob, 1951-1952
Execution No. 351: McCune, Billy George, 1951-1952
Execution No. 352: Saucier, T.C., 1951-1952
Execution No. 353: King, Harrell, 1951-1952
Execution No. 356: Craft, James, 1952
Execution No. 363: Gephart, Foley Ford, 1952
Execution No. 365: Stevens, Lester D., 1952
Execution No. 366: Miers, Robert Ernest, 1952-1953
Execution No. 381: Addison, Morris, 1954-1955
Execution No. 382: Morris, Gordon Roland, 1954-1955
Execution No. 385: Brinkley, Lonnie, 1955-1956
Execution No. 392: Houston, Billy Joe, 1956-1960
Execution No. 399: Alcorta, Alvero, 1956-1957
Execution No. 409: Kizzee, Norman, 1958
Execution No. 410: Bell, James, 1958
Execution No. 415: Davis, Albert Jr., 1959-1960
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Execution No. 425: Lopez, Ernesto M., 1961
Execution No. 427: Morgan, Maggie, 1961
Execution No. 428: Singleton, Joe Cephas, 1961-1962, 1970-1972
Execution No. 433: Smith, Joe Edward, 1961-1966, 1968-1970, 1972
Execution No. 436: Brown, Cecil Lester, 1962
Execution No. 442: Ashley, Leslie Douglas, 1963, 1965-1966
Execution No. 443: Lima, Carolyn, 1963
Execution No. 445: Roberts, Curtis Ray, 1962-1963
Execution No. 446: O'Brian, Oscar C., 1963
Execution No. 450: Hagans, Edward Otho, 1964, 1968
Execution No. 451: Welch, Eugene, 1964-1966, 1968-1972
Execution No. 454: Bertsch, Edwin Marious, 1964-1967, 1969-1970
Execution No. 455: Graves, James Edward, 1964-1965
Execution No. 456: Longoria, Benny, 1965-1970, 1972
Execution No. 457: Marion, James Lee, 1965-1971
Execution No. 458: Lopez, Ernesto M., 1945, 1961, 1963, 1965-1967, 1969, 1972
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Execution No. 459: Spencer, Leon, 1965-1969
Execution No. 460: Freeman, Robert E., 1965
Execution No. 461: Hintz, Harold C., 1965-1968
Execution No. 462: Carroll, Clifford D., 1966-1968
Execution No. 463: Powers, Ralph Carl, 1966, 1969
Execution No. 464: Johnston, Leon Willis, 1966-1968
Execution No. 465: Dixon, Melvin Lee, 1966
Execution No. 466: Payton, Melvin Alexander, 1966, 1968, 1970-1972
Execution No. 467: Clemons, Johnny Lee, 1965-1966, 1968, 1972
Execution No. 468: Young, John Oscar, 1964, 1966, 1968-1969, 1972
Execution No. 469: Siros, Walter Lee, 1966-1969, 1971-1972
Execution No. 470: Cook, Oscar F., 1965-1966
Execution No. 471: Guillory, Jimmie Ray, 1966, 1968, 1972
Execution No. 473: Martin, Kenneth Bruce, 1966, 1969-1972
Execution No. 474: Jackson, Robert Eddie L., 1965-1970, 1972
Execution No. 475: Chevallier, Nelson, 1966-1967, 1969, 1971-1972
Execution No. 476: Crain, Paul R., 1966-1971
Execution No. 477: Bryan, William Clark, 1966-1968
Execution No. 478: Chavez, Jimmy Placido, 1966-1967, 1969-1972
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Execution No. 479: Ellison, Jesse, 1967-1968, 1992, 1995
Execution No. 480: Wright, Reginald E., 1968-1969
Execution No. 481: Edwards, Claude Dean, 1968
Execution No. 482: Williams, Earlando, 1968-1970, 1972
Execution No. 483: Enriquez, Juan Rudy, 1968-1972
Execution No. 484: Ward, Jerry Michael, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972, 1974, 1978
Execution No. 486: Scott, William Jr., 1969-1970, 1973
Execution No. 487: Pittman, Melvin Stuart, 1969-1972
Execution No. 488: Marshall, William S., 1969
Execution No. 490: Quintana, Daniel A., 1969, 1971
Execution No. 491: Joseph, Hershel Gene, 1969, 1972
Execution No. 492: Branch, Elmer, 1970-1971
Execution No. 493: Huffman, Arlice James, 1970, 1972
Execution No. 495: Grant, Eddie Lee, 1970-1971
Execution No. 496: Thames, Theo Rea, 1970-1972
Execution No. 497: Sanchez, Guadalupe O., 1970, 1972
Execution No. 498: Tea, Cornelius, 1970, 1972
Execution No. 499: David, Roy Earl, 1967, 1970-1972, 1977
Execution No. 500: Harris, Carl Bruce, 1970, 1972
Execution No. 501: Morales, Leopoldo, 1970-1972
Execution No. 502: Curry, Robert, 1971-1972
Execution No. 503: Stanley, Billy, 1971-1972
Execution No. 504: Matthews, Samuel, 1971-1972
Execution No. 505: Lane, Larry Michael, 1969, 1972
Execution No. 506: Broussard, Arthur Lee, 1969, 1972

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