John Paul Chase

John Paul Chase (December 26, 1901 – October 5, 1973) was an American bank robber and Depression-era outlaw. He was a longtime criminal associate of the Karpis-Barker Gang and most notably Baby Face Nelson who later brought him into the John Dillinger gang. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover once referred to Chase as "a rat with a patriotic-sounding name".[1] Chase and Nelson continued to rob banks with John Dillinger until Dillinger's death in July 1934. After the death of Nelson in November 1934, Chase fled back to California where he was arrested a month later on December 27, 1934. Chase was sent to Alcatraz where he became one of the longest-serving inmates; (March 31, 1935 – September 21, 1954).[2]

John Paul Chase
Born(1901-12-26)December 26, 1901
DiedOctober 5, 1973(1973-10-05) (aged 71)
OccupationBank robber, Bootlegger
Criminal statusParoled in 1966
Conviction(s)Murder (1935)
Criminal penaltyLife imprisonment