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George 'Baby Face' Nelson  (Lester Joseph Gillis)

George "Baby Face" Nelson (Lester Joseph Gillis)
December 6, 1908 - November 27, 1934

The most violent member of the Dillinger gang, Nelson was credited with killing several men, including three D.O.I. special agents. He may even have been a gunman for the Chicago Syndicate. Nelson was shot 17 times during a gun battle with special agents in Barrington, Illinois. He died several hours later at a house in Niles Center, now called Skokie, Illinois.

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