Joseph Francel (September 2, 1895 – January 25, 1981) was an electrician from Cairo, New York, who served as the state of New York's executioner from 1939 to 1953. He executed 137 people, including Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Francel is buried in section 4 of Cairo Cemetery, near the village that bears the same name.
|Born||September 2, 1895|
|Died||January 25, 1981 85)(aged|
|Known for||Executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg|
- Murderpedia: Raymond Fernandez
- Murderpedia: Martha Beck
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- "Executions is the U.S. 1608-2002: The ESPY File Executions by State" (PDF). Deathpenaltyinfo.org. Retrieved 2012-07-17.