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Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss
Birth: Jul. 28, 1909
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1941
Ossining
Westchester County
New York, USA

Organized Crime Figure. He was a member of a murder-for-hire gang made up of low-level Jewish and Italian gangsters working out of Brooklyn, New York during the 1930s. This gang came to be known in the news media as "Murder Inc." The gang carried out murders in the New York City area under the direction of Lepke Buchalter and Albert Anastasia. Harry Strauss was considered the gangs most vicious killer. He was convicted of murder charges in 1940 and was executed in the electric chair at Sing-Sing Prison in June 1941. 

Cause of death: Executed by electric chair.
 
Burial:
Beth David Cemetery
Elmont
Nassau County
New York, USA
Plot: Block 1, Plot AA, N. Voldger Society. Corner of Beth Israel and Lincoln Streets, (in front part of cemetery)
 
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Record added: Sep 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12223
Harry Pittsburgh Phil Strauss
Added by: Edwin Vargas
 
Harry Pittsburgh Phil Strauss
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
Harry Pittsburgh Phil Strauss
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
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