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Dow Hover

American executioner

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Dow B. Hover was an American executioner who was the last person to serve as a New York State Electrician, the state's executioner and operator of the electric chair. He was the last person to serve as an executioner in the now no-death penalty state and was the last surviving executioner from New York. On August 15, 1963 at Sing Sing prison, Hover executed Eddie Lee Mays, the last person to be executed by the State of New York

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