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Robert Jay Matthews

Robert Jay Matthews (Also known as Bob Matthews) was the co-founder and leader of a notorious U.S. white supremacist organization called "The Order". In the early 1980's, Bob Matthews and other members of his organization were responsible for a number of bank robberies including one of the largest in U.S. history.

Matthews and the other members of the Order were eventually betrayed by one of their members, a counterfeiter named Tom Martinez. After revealing critical information regarding Matthews' activities to the FBI, Matthews was eventually hunted down and ambushed in a small cabin by over 50 agents.

He was killed during a ferocious gun battle. The Order helped to spawn many other small and large white supremacist organizations that are still in existence today.