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Richard Lawrence
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Assassin (Failed)
    (1800-June 13, 1861)
    Attempted to kill President Andrew Jackson (January 30, 1835)
    Found not guilty of the crime by reason of insanity (April 1835)
    Spent the rest of his life in the Government Hospital for the Insane (1835-1861)
    He became convinced that he was King Richard III and President Jackson was preventing him from taking his rightful place on the throne.
    He also blamed Jackson for killing his father in 1832, even though his dad had actually died in 1823.
    He assaulted Jackson with two pistols after a funeral service at the U.S. Capitol Building.
    Both of Lawrence's one-shot pistols misfired before he was subdued by the crowd.
    He became the first person to attempt to assassinate an American president.
    He was insane.
    He worked as a painter and constant exposure the chemicals in the paint may have caused his lunacy.
    His attack led to better protection for the president.
    The chances that both of his pistols would misfire in a row was set at 125,000 to 1.

Credit: Ratman


    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 60 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 35 Votes: 62.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 60 Votes: 76.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 81 Votes: 74.07% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 142 Votes: 69.72% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 265 Votes: 69.81% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 142 Votes: 81.69% Annoying
 
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