PREFERRED TERM
Robert Jay Mathews  
DEFINITION
  • In 1984, Robert Jay Mathews was killed in a confrontation with federal agents on a remote island in Washington State's Puget Sound. Few outside the white supremacist and Christian Identity movements had heard of Mathews before his death; however, he was the founder of the Order, one of the most infamous white supremacist groups of the 1980s. [Source: Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Mathews, Robert Jay (1953–1984)]
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