Chicago Mafia

Calvin Coolidge

Definition and Summary of the Chicago Mafia
Summary and Definition: The Chicago Mafia were part of the organized crime wave that escalated during the Prohibition Era (1920 - 1933). The Italian-American crime syndicate was headed by crime boss Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (1899-1947) and was based in Chicago, Illinois. The gangsters who were part of the Capone Outfit were referred to as the Chicago Mafia, whose names and roles are detailed in this article. There were about 600 members in the Chicago Mafia who participated in various crimes including prostitution, extortion, gambling, theft and bootlegging.

Chicago Mafia
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th American President who served in office from August 2, 1923 to March 4, 1929.  One of the important events during his presidency was the Prohibition Era and the rise of the Chicago Mafia.


Al Capone

Chicago Mafia Facts: Fast Fact Sheet
Fast, fun facts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about the Chicago Mafia.

What were the other names of the Chicago Mafia? The Chicago Mafia was also known as the Chicago Mob, the Outfit and the Capone Mob.

What was the Chicago Mafia? The Chicago Mafia was an Italian American crime syndicate based in Chicago, Illinois

Al Capone and the Chicago Mafia: Each major city in the Prohibition Era (1920 - 1933) had its gangster element but the most famous was in Chicago which was led by the notorious crime boss, Al "Scarface" Capone.

How big was the Chicago Mafia? The Chicago Mafia is believed to have over 600 mobsters. The names and the roles of the most important gangsters in the Capone Outfit are detailed in this article

1920's Prohibition Gangsters Facts for kids: List of Chicago Mafia Names
The names of some of the most important Chicago Mafia who worked for the crime boss Al Capone during the 1920's Prohibition Era are detailed on the following list, a description of each of these gangsters can be found in the facts sheet.

List Chicago Mafia Names

"Greasy Thumb" Guzik ● Hymie "Loudmouth" Levine ● Claude "Screwy" Maddox  ● "Willie" Heeney ● Paul "The Waiter" Ricca ● Peter Von Frantzius ● Anthony "Mops" Volpe ● Frank Nitti ● George "Red" Barker ● Frank Milano ● "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn ● Lawrence Mangano ● Murray "The Camel "Humphreys ● "Big Tuna" Accardo ● James "Bomber" Belcastro ● Dennis "the Duke" Cooney ● "Three Finger Jack" White ● Barney Bertsche ● Harry Cusick  ● Diamond Joe Esposito ● Frank Rio ● Sylvester Barton

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Facts about Al Capone: His associates in the Chicago Mafia
The following interesting facts provide the names and the roles of some of Al Capone's Chicago Mob, also known as the Chicago Mafia or the Outfit.

The Chicago Mafia Fact Sheet

Chicago Mafia / Mob: Jack Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik was Al Capone's accountant (bagman) and said to be the only man he ever really trusted.
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Hymie "Loudmouth" Levine was collector in downtown Loop and trusted for his bookmaking skills.
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Claude "Screwy" Maddox  was a trusted gunman and chief suspect in the St.Valentine's day massacre
Chicago Mafia / Mob: William "Willie" Heeney was the violent gambling boss of Cicero, questioned for the murder of William McSwiggin and Hymie Weiss.
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Antonino Joseph Accardo, also known as "Joe Batters" or "Big Tuna" was his bodyguard who eventually took over the Outfit together with Paul Ricca.
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Paul "The Waiter" Ricca was a good friend of Al Capone who was best man at his wedding
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Peter Von Frantzius was his gangland armorer and weapons supplier
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Argentinean born Anthony "Mops" Volpe was a close henchman and number 2 on the public enemies list
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Frank Nitti (Francesco Raffele Nitto) was his second in command.
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Lawrence Mangano ran liquor distribution and became Public Enemy No. 4
Chicago Mafia / Mob: "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn, born Vincenzo Antonio Gibaldi, was a key member of the Chicago Outfit.
Chicago Mafia / Mob: George "Red" Barker had massive influence over the labor unions
Chicago Mafia / Mob: James "Bomber" Belcastro was a gangster famous as the "King of bombers"
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Frank Milano was a chief gunmen
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Murray "The Camel "Humphreys was mob financier and political fixer for the Chicago Mafia
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Dennis "the Duke" Cooney was Miami's leading brothel keeper
Chicago Mafia / Mob: "Three Finger Jack" White was another high ranking public enemy gangster
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Barney Bertsche, an important member of the north side gambling syndicate
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Harry Cusick was important in the syndicate specializing in vice, gambling and illegal liquor
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Diamond Joe Esposito earned a reputation as a reliable gunman in the mob
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Frank Rio was the crime lord's most trusted bodyguard
Chicago Mafia / Mob: Sylvester Barton was his trusted chauffeur who also worked as his bodyguard

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Facts about Chicago Mafia: Prohibition
For visitors interested in the history of Prohibition refer to the following articles:

Chicago Mafia - President Coolidge Video
The article on the Chicago Mafia provides detailed facts and a summary of one of the important events during his presidential term in office. The following Calvin Coolidge video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 30th American President whose presidency spanned from August 2, 1923 to March 4, 1929.

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