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Sunday, August 6, 2017

THE FIRST MAN TO DIE IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR: WILLIAM KEMMLER (TO AUGUST 6, 1890)



            On this date, August 6, 1890, at Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.

 

The execution of William Kemmler, August 6, 1890

William Kemmler

Born
May 9, 1860
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died
August 6, 1890 (aged 30)
Auburn Prison, Auburn, New York
Occupation
Produce merchant
Criminal penalty
Death by electrocution
Criminal status
Executed
Spouse(s)
Tillie Ziegler (common law wife)

Conviction(s)
Murder

William Francis Kemmler (May 9, 1860 – August 6, 1890) of Buffalo, New York, was a convicted murderer and the first person in the world to be legally executed using an electric chair.