Baby Face Nelson biography

Baby Face Nelson

Gangster, Deceased Person

1908 – 1934

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Who was Baby Face Nelson?

Lester Joseph Gillis, known under the pseudonym George Nelson, was a bank robber and murderer in the 1930s. Gillis was better known as Baby Face Nelson, a name given to him due to his youthful appearance and small stature. Usually referred to by criminal associates as "Jimmy", Nelson entered into a partnership with John Dillinger, helping him escape from prison in the famed Crown Point, Indiana Jail escape, and was later labeled along with the remaining gang members as public enemy number one.

Nelson was responsible for the murder of several people, and has the dubious distinction of having killed more FBI agents in the line of duty than any other person. Nelson was shot by FBI agents and died after a shootout often termed "The Battle of Barrington".

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Born
Dec 6, 1908
Chicago
Profession
Died
Nov 27, 1934
Barrington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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