Albert Lawrence Bates Fingerprint Card, 1933 (Oklahoma City Police Department)

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Oklahoma City Police Department fingerprint card for Albert Lawrence Bates. It includes a list of his criminal record dating from 1916 to 1933 plus a mugshot. Albert L. Bates (October 16, 1893-July 4, 1948) was an American bank robber and burglar during the 1920s and 1930s. He used a number of different aliases during his criminal career including George Davis, George Harris and J.B. King. He was the longtime partner of George "Machine Gun" Kelly and participated in the kidnapping of oil tycoon Charles Urschel in 1933. He died in Alcatraz Prison in 1948.

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[2] p. ; 20 cm.

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Oklahoma City (Okla.). Police Dept. Creation Date: Unknown.

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Oklahoma City Police Department fingerprint card for Albert Lawrence Bates. It includes a list of his criminal record dating from 1916 to 1933 plus a mugshot.

Albert L. Bates (October 16, 1893-July 4, 1948) was an American bank robber and burglar during the 1920s and 1930s. He used a number of different aliases during his criminal career including George Davis, George Harris and J.B. King. He was the longtime partner of George "Machine Gun" Kelly and participated in the kidnapping of oil tycoon Charles Urschel in 1933. He died in Alcatraz Prison in 1948.

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[2] p. ; 20 cm.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: DSMA_91019-00114
  • Accession or Local Control No: DSMA_91019-00115
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth78959

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Dallas Police Department case files, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and other documents from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the activities of the infamous Clyde Barrow Gang.

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Oklahoma City (Okla.). Police Dept. Albert Lawrence Bates Fingerprint Card, 1933 (Oklahoma City Police Department), legal document, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth78959/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.