Share “History of the Most Wanted List”

History of the Most Wanted List

Published: December 11, 2011
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections Most Wanted List and similar lists in other states are descendants of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.

The list was the creation of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and William Kinsey Hutchinson, an editor with the International News Service. The idea came from a conversation the two men had about ways to raise awareness about the most dangerous criminals the FBI was looking for. The FBI began distributing the list in 1950.

Oklahoma’s Most...
Read the rest of the story on has disabled the comments for this article.


  1. 1
    Tulsa eighth-grader gets letter from Duke basketball 'Coach K'
  2. 2
    Report: Shaka Smart in talks with Texas over men's basketball job
  3. 3
    Man convicted of murder in shooting over gold necklace sentenced to life
  4. 4
    Gov. Mary Fallin not at Capitol during education rally — again
  5. 5
    Report: Rick Barnes close to landing Tennessee coaching job
+ show more