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Key events in the life of James 'Whitey' Bulger


October 31, 2018

Key events in the life of James "Whitey" Bulger, the mob boss who was killed Tuesday in a federal prison in West Virginia:

— Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born the second of six children to Irish immigrant parents in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. His platinum hair earns him the nickname "Whitey."

— 1956: Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery and is transferred to Alcatraz after being suspected of plotting an escape.

— 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives with campaign help from John Connolly, a childhood friend...

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