Soapy Smith

American con artist, gangster, and crime boss (1860-1898)

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 - July 8, 1898) was an American confidence trickster and gangster. He was a major figure in organized crime in Colorado and Skagway, Alaska.

Soapy Smith

He was born in Coweta County, Georgia. He was killed in a shootout in Skagway when he was 37.[1]


  1. Smith, Jeff. (2009). Alias Soapy Smith : the life and death of a scoundrel : the biography of Jefferson Randolph Smith II (1st ed.). Juneau, Alaska: Klondike Research. ISBN 9780981974316. OCLC 472487529.