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Last Execution by Hanging Happened in Angleton

The August 31, 1923 execution of murderer Nathan Lee at Angleton was the last legal hanging in Texas.  It was supposed to be a public affair, but a hastily built fence hid the gallows from spectators’ prying eyes.

From then on, the condemned were put to death in the new electric chair at the central prison unit (“The Walls”) in Huntsville.  No long would capital sentences be carried out by rope at the seat of the county where the crime occurred.