Infamous Dunlops


 Jack Dunlap Spy For Russia was a career Army man. He from in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served with distinction in Korea. Remaining in the service, Dunlap rose to the rank of sergeant and was assigned to the NSA in 1958. He was given top secret messages to carry to NSA officials before they had been put into code. Moreover, Dunlap was given a top-secret clearance to view these "raw" unencoded messages. Somehow learning of Dunlap's sensitive position. a KGB agent approached the sergeant in 1958, bluntly telling him that he would be paid handsomely for the contents of the pouches he was carrying. Dunlap did not hesitate and began selling the Russians copies of all the documents he carried about. His method was reportedly simple. Before delivering the documents, he slipped them under his shirt, drove to a rendezvous in Washington, D.C., had his contact make copies or photograph them, then returned them to the pouch and went on to make his delivery.

By June of 1960, he bought two Cadillacs and a Jaguar. Next, Dunlap acquired a statuesque blonde mistress, paying her expenses. It was later estimated that Dunlap was receiving from the Soviets between $40,000 and $50,000 a year. When neighbors asked about his new riches, Dunlap said that he had inherited a plantation in Louisiana. NSA security paid no attention to Dunlap's new lifestyle. The spy brought attention to himself in 1963. He was about to be transferred to another post, which would cut off his access to documents. To continue making money from the Soviets, Dunlap believed that he could stay on at NSA by simply not re-enlisting when his tour of duty expired. He would then go to work for the agency as a civilian.

After being mustered out, Dunlap applied for work at NSA as a civilian. As such, he required a new clearance and, unlike the military working for NSA, he was compelled to take a lie detector test. He was given a polygraph test, which he failed. Dunlap learned that NSA and Army intelligence were both looking deeply into his background. Dunlap, fearing exposure, opted for suicide. The nature of Dunlap's death did not deter the Army from burying him with honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Then the spy's wife, Diane Dunlap, discovered a large number of classified documents in their home and turned these over to NSA which then pieced together Dunlap's traitorous activities, although it was never learned exactly how many documents Dunlap had turned over to the Russians, a vexing and costly problem for America's most secret organization.

Al 'Chainsaw" Dunlap.  After losing $280 million in 1993, because of a downturn in paper and pulp prices, Scott Paper hired Al Dunlap [as CEO], who immediately fired 11,000 employees, logged off the last of the company’s old-growth timber, sold off most of the company’s mills and forest lands (and eventually the company itself to Kimberly-Clark), moved its factories to Mexico, and returned the company to profitability. Dunlap, himself, made $100 million in 1995.”

For years, "Chainsaw" Al Dunlap had a reputation for ruthless downsizing in companies seeking short-term shareholder profit. By the mid-1990s, Dunlap had turned around Scott Paper and was looking for a new challenge when Sunbeam, the well-known grill and kitchen product concern, came calling. Sunbeam bit and, despite several outrageous contract demands, hired Dunlap to restore its profitability. The company's board and longtime employees had no idea how horribly wrong things would go. The book "Chainsaw: The Notorious Career Of Al Dunlap In The Era Of Profit-At-Any-Price," by John A. Byrne documents Dunlap's reign of terror and shady deal-making while at Sunbeam.  Byrne slowly, and with multiple sources, lays out the devastating case against Dunlap -- loyal employees who were berated and fired, plants closed, jobs lost and impossible demands placed on sales personnel. Despite all this, Dunlap initially bumped the stock price up considerably. But it was a house of cards and when the roof caved in it happened quickly. This excellent 400-page book, which was originally released in 1999, has been updated and expanded. It now includes details of Dunlap's firing and the multi-million dollar fine he had to pay. Dunlap's business career is likely over, according to sources. But his fines were only a small part of his amassed fortune. Chainsaw now lives in Florida with his wife and two German Shepherd: making his famous quote prophetic: "If you want a friend...get a dog."


"Three-Fingered Jack" Jesse aka John Dunlap

Horse Thief and Train Robber

Buried in Boot Hill, Tombstone, Arizona

 On Boot Hill we  find the tombs of the McLaurys and Billy Clanton together in one corner. There was also a tombstone to "John Dunlap killed by Jeff Milton." This was "Three-Fingered Jack" Dunlap, a bank and train robber. The evening of February 15, 1900, Three-Fingered Jack was one of five outlaws who tried to rob a train outside of Fairbank, Arizona, nine miles from Tombstone.

Cochise Train Robbery

Arizona the Youngest State

McClintock, 1913, page 477


"For a while train robbery had popularity in Arizona, despite a Statute passed, though never enforced, making the crime one punishable by death.  One of the most daring train robberies occurred about midnight, September 9, 1899.  Express Messenger Charles Adair, who had killed an over adventurous train robber on the same run the year before, stepped to the door as a Westbound Southern Pacific express reached the small station of Concise.  As he looked out it was into the muzzle of a Revolver and he and the train force soon were lined on the Platform with their hands in the air.  The express car was detached and run a couple of miles westward.  The messenger was known to be ignorant of the safe combination so the safe was opened with dynamite.  The loot was rich, comprising a bag full of gold and currency with value of at least $10,000. 


The four men involved struck into the Chiricahuas, unsuccessfully followed by posses headed by Sheriff Scott

White and George Scarborough.


The truth concerning the Concise robbery came out a few months later, February 21, 1900, following a supplemental train

robbery, that of the express car of a Benson-Nogales train, which was held up at Fairbank.  (Fairbank is the rail spur serving Tombstone, Arizona-ed) The hero of the affair was Express Messenger Jeff D. Milton, who fought till incapacitated by a bullet wound that terribly shattered an arm.  The wounded messenger who was given the highest praise for his defense of his trust, in previous days had been a cattle association detective, a customs inspector and chief of police of El Paso.  The bandits numbered five."


They fired at express messenger Jeff Milton and shattered Milton's left arm. Milton was able to grab a shotgun and return fire. Train Robber Jack Dunlap was hit eleven times from one shot. He was captured the next morning six miles from Tombstone, where he had fallen from his horse and abandoned by his companions.  Jess Dunlap, alias Three-Fingered Jack, a well known cowboy horse thief, died a few days later in the Tombstone hospital and was buried in Boot Hill, deservedly!