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Samuel Holloway Bowers
Birth: Aug. 6, 1924
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 2006
Parchman
Sunflower County
Mississippi, USA

Criminal. As Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, he ordered the murders of civil rights workers James Cheney, Mickey Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, which took place in June 1964 in Neshoba County, Mississippi - a case that became known as the "Mississippi Burning" case. He was convicted of civil rights violations and spent six years in federal prison until his release in 1970. In 1998 he was convicted in Mississippi for the murder of civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, who had been killed n January 1966. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and died in the hospital of the Mississippi State Penitentiary. (bio by: Erik Lander) 
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Nov 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16478431
Samuel Holloway Bowers
Added by: Erik Lander
 
Samuel Holloway Bowers
Added by: Erik Lander
 
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