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List of individuals executed by the United States
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List of individuals executed by the United States

This is a list of individuals executed by the United States. The United States federal government (in comparison to the separate states) applies the death penalty for certain crimes: treason, espionage, federal murder, large scale drug trafficking and attempting to kill a witness, juror, or court officer in certain cases. Military law allows execution of soldiers for several crimes.

Table of contents
1 Recent civilian executions
2 Earlier civilian executions
3 Military executions

Recent civilian executions

Since 1963 only three people have been executed by the federal government of the United States:

Earlier civilian executions

Between 1950 and 1963, 13 people were executed (not counting those executed under military law):

From 1790 to 1950, there were 327 Federal, 271 Territorial and 40 Indian Tribunal executions according to the most complete records.[1]

Military executions

The United States military has executed 135 people since 1916. The last execution was in 1961.

Since 1865 (American Civil War) only one person has been executed for a purely military offense.

See also: Capital punishment in the United States