Waxey Gordon (Waxey Gordon)

Waxey Gordon

Organized Crime Figure. Born Irving Wexler in New York City, New York’s Lower East Side, he became one of the most powerful Prohibition-era alcohol smugglers on the Eastern coast of the United States. His power ended when Prohibition was repealed in 1933. In 1951, Gordon was sentenced to twenty-five years in Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco, California after being convicted of being a narcotics peddler and fourth-time offender, where he died natural causes in 1952.

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Born

  • September, 19, 1888
  • USA
  • New York

Died

  • June, 24, 1952
  • USA
  • California

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