FBI Most Wanted Fugitives List: The Worst Criminals of 1963

About the worst criminals in America in 1963 according to the FBI most wanted fugitives list including Jerry Clarence Rush and Ben Golden McCollum.

Most Wanted, 1963

JERRY CLARENCE RUSH. Crime: Charged with taking over $100,000 in a Perth Amboy, N.J., bank robbery, and with escape from a Maryland prison. Conclusion: Rush reportedly used the bank loot for a high-living, fast-spending cross-country honeymoon. He was arrested near Miami after attempting to enter his brand-new luxury automobile. Rush was sentenced to 29 years in prison on a bank robbery conviction.

BEN GOLDEN MCCOLLUM. Crime: Murder and robbery. Conclusion: Found dead in his Kentucky home after being gunned down by 2 robbers.

LEROY AMBROSIA FRAZIER. Crime: Escape from a Washington, D.C., prison after a long record of criminal convictions highlighted by violence. Conclusion: After his many crimes, Frazier went underground. His attempt to embark on another way of life in a contracting business was thwarted by publicity from a Cleveland newspaper.

HOWARD JAY BARNARD. Crime: Robbery. Conclusion: Barnard, described by the FBI as a "Houdini-like escape expert" was apprehended by Sacramento, Calif., police in 1964 after he was shot in the leg while fleeing the scene of a robbery. True to form, he was disguised in actor's makeup and fake blond hair, with cotton stuffed in his nose and mouth to distort his facial contours.

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