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(born 1897?, Memphis, Tenn., U.S.died July 17, 1954, Leavenworth, Kan.) U.S. gangster. He became notorious for committing a series of robberies and slayings in the Midwest. In 1933 he kidnapped the millionaire Charles F. Urschel; arrested soon afterward, he spent the rest of his life in prison. Though designated Public Enemy No. 1, he was by no means the most dangerous criminal of his day.
Variants of KELLY, GEORGE
Kelly, George orig. George Kelly Barnes, Jr., known as Machine Gun Kelly
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