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 Harry “Pittsburgh Phil” Strauss

Harry “Pittsburgh Phil” Strauss

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 12 Jun 1941 (aged 31)
Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial 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)
Memorial ID 12223 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12223
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry “Pittsburgh Phil” Strauss (28 Jul 1909–12 Jun 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12223, citing Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .