Samuel Bowers

Samuel Holloway Bowers (1924 - 2006)

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Samuel Holloway Bowers
Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Parchman, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USAmap
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Samuel was born in 1924. He was the son of Samuel Holloway Bowers and Evangeline (Unknown) Bowers. [1][2]

He passed away in 2006.

Criminal. As Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, he ordered the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Mickey Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, which took place in June 1964 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, a case that became known as the"Mississippi Burning" case. He was convicted of civil rights violations and spent six years in federal prison until his release in 1970. In 1998 he was convicted in Mississippi for the murder of civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer, who had been killed in January 1966. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and died in the hospital of the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

FBI agent John Proctor was instrumental in solving the Mississippi Burning case.


  1. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 January 2019), Sam H Bowers Jr. in household of Sam H Bowers, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 53, sheet 4A, line 8, family 47, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 319; FHL microfilm 2,340,054.
  2. "Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Sam Holloway Bowers, 1940-1945.

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