BirthdayDecember 0, 1899

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Arthur Barker

    Full name: Arthur Barker
    Also known as: Arthur Barker, Barker, Arthur
    Professions: American murderer

  2. Arthur Barker Death information

    Died: Friday, 13th of January, 1939 (Age: 40)

  3. Arthur Barker Biography

    Arthur R. Barker (June 4, 1899 – January 13, 1939) was an American criminal, the son of Ma Barker and a member of the Barker-Karpis gang, founded by his brother Fred Barker and Alvin Karpis. Arthur, generally known as "Doc", was typically called on for violent action, while Fred and Karpis planned the gang's crimes. He was arrested and convicted of kidnapping in 1935. Sent to Alcatraz in 1936, he was killed three years later while attempting to escape from the rock.Doc is described by one writer as "a dimwit and a drunk", who was little more than a thug. However, fellow Alcatraz inmate Henri Young said of him that he was "determined and ruthless, and that once he started on anything nothing could stop him but death."

  4. Arthur Barker Family

    Parents: George Elias and Kate "Ma" Barker

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