“Baby Face” Nelson
(Lester John Gillis)
(1908-1934)
   The notorious bank robber and murderer was born Lester John Gillis in Chicago, but by 1931 he had assumed several aliases, including George Nelson. Because of his size (5'4'' tall) and youthful appearance, he was known as “Baby Face.” Nelson was a juvenile delinquent who was first sent to a boy’s home in 1922. He was jailed for bank robbery in 1931 but escaped while being transferred between jails in 1932. After taking part in a number of robberies in which people were killed, Nelson joined up with John Dillinger in 1934. When Dillinger was shot dead in April of that year, Nelson replaced him as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Public Enemy Number One.” Cornered by agents in Barrington, Illinois, near Chicago, in November 1934, Nelson killed two lawmen and escaped, though he was badly wounded. He died several hours later.

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