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Assassinated American politicians

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  • Cullen C. Higgins (1876 - 1918)
    Cullin Higgins was appointed as District Attorney for Scurry, Stonewall, Kent, Fisher, Jones, Throckmorton and Haskell County, Texas. Cullin was later assassinated due to a case he was involved in pros...
  • Brig. General John P. Slough (USA) (1829 - 1867)
    John Potts Slough (February 1, 1829 – December 17, 1867; name rhymes with "cow") was an American politician, lawyer, Union general during the American Civil War, and Chief Justice of New Mex...
  • José Francisco Cháves (1833 - 1904)
    José Francisco Chaves (June 27, 1833 – November 26, 1904) was a nineteenth century military leader, politician, lawyer and rancher from the New Mexico Territory. He served three times as ...
  • John H. Wood, Jr. (1916 - 1979)
    . John Howland Wood, Jr. (March 31, 1916–May 29, 1979) was an American lawyer and judge from the U.S. state of Texas. He served on the United States District Court for the Western District of ...
  • Col. Samuel Newitt Wood (1825 - 1891)
    Samuel Newitt Wood (December 30, 1825 – June 23, 1891) was an American attorney and politician. Wood represented Chase, Morris, and Madison counties in the Kansas Territorial Legislature i...

List of assassinated American politicians

Assassinated American Politicians This is a list of assassinated American politicians. Individuals listed were either elected or appointed to office, or were candidates for elected office. Political assassinations have been happening in the United States almost since the country was born.

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  • Charles Bent - 1847 Governor of New Mexico Territory
  • Derwin Brown - 2000 Sheriff-elect of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Tommy Burks - 1998 Tennessee State Senator Cumberland County, Tennessee
  • Anton Cermak - 1933 Mayor of Chicago Miami, Florida
  • José Francisco Cháves, - 1904 New Mexico
  • John M. Clayton - 1889 Congressman-elect from Arkansas
  • Richard J. Daronco -1988 Judge, U.S. District Court, New York
  • James E. Davis - 2003 New York City Councilman
  • James A. Garfield - 1881 President of the United States Washington, D.C. (
  • William Goebel - 1900 Governor of Kentucky
  • Bill Gwatney - 2008 Chairman of Arkansas Democratic Party
  • Cornelius S. Hamilton - 1867 Congressman from Ohio
  • Carter Harrison, Sr. - 1893 Mayor of Chicago
  • Mark Hasse - 2013 Assistant District Attorney for Kaufman County, Texas
  • Thomas C. Hindman - 1868 Congressman (former) from Arkansas
  • James M. Hinds - 1868 Congressman from Arkansas
  • Edward Dexter Holbrook - 1870 Idaho City, Idaho
  • John F. Kennedy - 1963 President of the United States Dallas, Texas
  • Robert F. Kennedy - 1968 United States Senator
  • Ed King - 1986 Mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa
  • Abraham Lincoln - 1865 President of the United States Washington, DC.
  • Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. - 1980 Mayor (former) of Evansville, Indiana
  • Huey Long - 1935 United States Senator from Louisiana
  • Allard K. Lowenstein - 1980 Congressman (former) from New York
  • William McKinley - 1901 President of the United States
  • Mike McLelland - 2013 District Attorney for Kaufman County, Texas
  • Harvey Milk - 1978 San Francisco City Supervisor
  • Albert Patterson - 1954 Alabama Attorney General-elect Alabama
  • John M. Pinckney - 1905 Congressman from Texas
  • David Ramsay - 1815 South Carolina State Senator *
  • George Lincoln Rockwell - 1967 Fringe candidate for Governor of Virginia
  • John Roll - 2011 Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Tomás Romero - 1848 Alcalde of Taos Pueblo New Mexico
  • Leo Ryan - 1978 Congressman from California
  • John P. Slough - 1867 Chief Justice of the New Mexico
  • Solomon P. Sharp - 1825 Kentucky Attorney General, Kentucky
  • Joseph Smith - 1844 Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois,
  • Frank Steunenberg - 1905 Governor (former) of Idaho
  • James Strang - 1856 Michigan State Representative
  • Mike Swoboda - 2008 Mayor of Kirkwood, Missouri
  • John Thornton - 2010 Mayor of Washington Park, IL
  • Robert Smith Vance - 1989 Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Alabama
  • Samuel Newitt Wood - 1891 Kansas Territorial Legislator,
  • John H. Wood, Jr. - 1979 Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas