Tennessee Executions
Until 1913, all individuals convicted of a capital offense were hanged. There are no official records of the number or names of those executed. From 1913 to 1915, there was no capital punishment in Tennessee. C. Rye was Governor during the first execution by electrocution. From 1916 until 1960, 125 persons were executed by electrocution in Tennessee. In 2000, lethal injection replaced electrocution as the primary method of execution. In September, 2007 the first electrocution in 47 years was carried out.
NAME RACE OFFENSE COUNTY DATE OF EXECUTION
Julius Morgan Black Rape Dyer July 13, 1916
J. D. Williams Black Rape Giles July 8, 1918
Eddie Alsup Black Rape Giles July 8, 1918
Frank Ewing Black Rape Davidson May 31, 1919
Winfred Walker Black Rape Jefferson January 8, 1920
Lorenzo Young Black Murder Shelby September 3, 1920
Cyre Mus Jackson Black Murder Hamilton August 3, 1921
Taylor Neal Black Murder Hamilton August 3, 1921
Hamp Gholston Black Murder Shelby August 17, 1921
Chesley Graham Black Murder Hardin August 17, 1921
Will Allen Black Murder Hardin August 17, 1921
John Green White Murder Washington February 17, 1922
Asbury Fields White Murder Bradley February 18, 1922
Tom Christmas White Murder Anderson March 1, 1922
Charles Petree White Murder Anderson March 1, 1922
John McClure White Murder Anderson March 1, 1922
Otto Stephens White Murder Anderson March 1, 1922
Maurice Mays Black Murder Knox March 15, 1922
Cranville Bunch White Murder Anderson April 11, 1922
William Dwight Black Murder Hamilton July 25, 1922
Austin Harris Black Murder Madison August 15, 1922
Jim McElroy White Murder Roane August 15, 1922
Bin Burchfield White Murder Sullivan January 14, 1925
Robert Tate White Murder Marion November 5, 1925
Charley Barr Black Murder Shelby August 29, 1926
John F. Webb Black Rape Shelby May 20, 1927
John H. Wallace Black Murder Rutherford May 25, 1927
Herman Coggins White Rape Davidson November 10, 1927
Ben Fowler White Murder Scott January 25, 1928
Will Terrill Black Rape Davidson June 19, 1929
Henry Black Rape Davidson August 22, 1929
John Jones Black Murder Roane February 14, 1930
Carey Gune Black Rape Hardeman March 14, 1930
J.T. Harris Black Murder Knox January 22, 1931
John T. Shaw Black Murder Davidson July 3, 1931
Oscar Bevins Black Rape Hamilton September 7, 1933
Andrew Wilcoxson Black Rape Hamilton September 7, 1933
Willie Jones Black Murder Shelby October 30, 1933
Jim Allen Black Murder Knox January 5, 1934
Joe Emmory Black Murder Knox February 5, 1934
James Swann Black Murder Jefferson February 5, 1934
Louis Fain Black Murder Knox February 5, 1934
Percy Smith Black Rape Shelby April 4, 1934
Frank Mays Black Rape Shelby April 4, 1934
Jasper Graham Black Rape Shelby April 4, 1934
James Pillow Black Murder Shelby September 1, 1934
John Deal Black Murder Shelby September 1, 1934
Bill Lee White Murder Monroe January 2, 1936
Walter Kennedy White Murder Anderson January 2, 1936
Louis Willis Black Murder Davidson January 2, 1936
Ernest Womack Black Murder Warren April 1, 1936
E. K. Harris Black Rape Bedford May 22, 1936
Curley Ballard Black Murder Sullivan August 11, 1936
James Smith Black Murder Lincoln August 11, 1936
James Clark Black Murder Shelby August 11, 1936
Elmer Barrett Black Murder Knox November 13, 1936
James Turner Black Murder Shelby March 5, 1937
James Taylor Black Rape Davidson March 15, 1937
Anderson Berry Black Murder Lincoln March 17, 1937
Tom Franklin Black Murder Davidson March 18, 1937
Gus McCoig White Murder Union April 3, 1937
Roy Wilburn Eatmon White Murder Shelby April 16, 1937
William Farmer White Murder Davidson April 30, 1937
Howard Dunn White Murder Davidson April 30, 1937
Jimmie L. Parrish Black Rape Davidson August 9, 1937
Fred Ritchie White Murder Davidson August 10, 1937
Gus McKinney Black Murder Shelby April 15, 1938
Arthur Mosby Black Rape Shelby July 25, 1938
Miller Tollett White Murder Carter January 11, 1939
Ernest Stanley Black Murder Morgan January 19, 1939
Frank Murray Black Murder Davidson March 28, 1939
Hyman Johnson Black Murder Davidson March 28, 1939
Hubert Harris Black Murder Davidson April 4, 1939
J. O. Martin White Murder Shelby April 10, 1939
Joe McKay Black Murder Shelby April 10, 1939
Willie J. Smith Black Murder Shelby April 10, 1939
Willie Williams Black Murder Davidson April 15, 1939
Harley Evans White Murder Fentress August 28, 1939
Clyde Willis White Rape Knox January 10, 1940
A. C. Mobley Black Rape Shelby March 15, 1940
James Goodin Black Murder Shelby September 4, 1940
William Henry White Murder Dyer September 4, 1940
Van Gilmore Black Rape Shelby April 18, 1941
Walter Reed Black Murder Hamilton July 18, 1941
Willie L. Porter Black Murder Madison July 24, 1941
Carl Cole Black Murder Madison July 24, 1941
Lawrence West Black Murder Montgomery July 30, 1941
Roy Walden White Rape Knox February 13, 1942
John Dockery White Rape Knox February 14, 1942
Ernest Dixon White Rape Knox February 14, 1942
Clarence May White Murder Sequatchie March 20, 1942
John H. Goods Black Murder Shelby March 20, 1942
William Headen White Murder Polk March 30, 1943
Robert Cannon Black Murder Shelby March 30, 1943
James Tucker White Murder Davidson July 15, 1943
Marshall Spigner White Murder Shelby July 15, 1943
Clyde Arwood (U.S.) White Murder Lauderdale August 14, 1943
Robert Hall Black Murder Hamilton December 15, 1943
George Hambrick Black Murder Hamilton December 15, 1943
Billy Dixon Black Rape Montgomery July 16, 1945
Thomas Walker Black Murder Shelby March 1, 1946
Johnnie Outlaw Black Murder Shelby March 1, 1946
George Douglas Black Rape Shelby July 5, 1946
John H. Luffman White Murder Stewart August 30, 1946
Alvin Hicks White Murder Stewart August 30, 1946
Albert Duboise White Murder Rutherford April 11, 1947
John Hodge Black Rape Lauderdale June 19, 1947
Fred Jackson Black Rape Shelby August 11, 1947
James Sandusky White Murder Hickman April 22, 1948
John Kelley White Murder Hickman April 22, 1948
William C. Turner Black Rape Davidson August 31, 1948
James M. Scribner Black Rape Davidson August 31, 1948
Tommy H. Taylor Black Rape Davidson August 31, 1948
Barney Thompson Black Murder Bradley February 17, 1949
Edward Watson Black Rape Shelby June 10, 1949
Paul Lacey Black Rape/Murder Maury November 25, 1949
Clyde Steel Black Rape Knox January 24, 1950
Samuel L. Voss Black Murder Davidson April 15, 1955
Harry Kirkendall Black Murder Wilson August 1, 1955
Charlie Sullins White Murder Wilson August 1, 1955
Robert Crenshal Black Rape Davidson September 15, 1955
Robert Allen Black Murder Davidson March 15, 1957
Billy T. Gibbs White Murder Warren May 6, 1957
Thomas Rutledge White Murder Warren June 15, 1959
William Tines Black Rape Roane November 7, 1960
Robert Coe White Rape/Murder Weakley April 19, 2000
Sedley Alley White Murder Shelby June 28, 2006
Phillip Workman White Murder Shelby May 9, 2007
Daryl Holton White Murder Bedford September 12, 2007
Steve Henley White Murder Jackson February 4, 2009
Cecil Johnson Black Murder Davidson December 2, 2009
July 1916 through December 2, 2009
a. Black....................86
b. White....................45
c. Rape.....................36
d. Murder...................91
e. Rape/Murder............2
NOTE: One (1) white, murderer, executed for U.S.