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Pete Pierpont - Dillinger Gang Member

Pete Pierpont - Dillinger Gang Member Crimes and Criminals American History Social Studies

Harry ("Pete") Pierpont (1902-1934) met John Dillinger at Pendleton, an Indiana reformatory.  The two men remained close associates for the rest of Dillinger's life. 

Historians believe that Dillinger learned his bank-robbing skills from Pendleton and other inmates incarcerated at the Indiana State Prison located in Michigan City, Indiana.

When asked why he robbed banks, Pierpont said:  

I stole from the bankers who stole from the people.


Media Credits

Photo of Harry ("Pete") Pierpont - mugshot from the Ohio Department of Corrections.  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Quote from Outlaws and Gunslingers, by Alton Pryor, pages 163-64.

 

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