Lemuel Hawkins Inmate File: Mugshot


Mugshot of former Negro League baseball player Lemuel Hawkins, taken at U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas. Hawkins played first base for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1921 to 1927 and the Chicago American Giants in 1928. He was convicted for attempted automobile theft in Chanute, Kansas in July 1931. Hawkins was later killed three years later when his accomplice accidentally shot him while attempting to rob a beer distribution truck in Chicago.

November 9th 1931
Modern Location: 
Leavenworth, KS
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
NARA ID 571125, Inmate Case Files, 7/3/1895 - 11/5/1957
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.