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Executioner Walden Macnair

An executioner is charged with the execution of magical creatures deemed to be a threat to others by the Ministry of Magic's Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures.

Executioners can also serve in executing human criminals who have been condemned by the law of committing capital crimes. The death penalty was a known punishment in the American wizarding community.

Known Executioners

On 31 October, 1492, an unidentified executioner had the task of carrying out Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's (aka Nearly Headless Nick) death sentence.

In the 1920s, Bernadette worked as an executioner for the Magical Congress of the United States of America.

Walden Macnair worked as an executioner for the Ministry of Magic, after having been acquitted for his activities as a Death Eater during the First Wizarding War. In 1993, he accompanied Fudge to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to carry out the disposal of Buckbeak, the Hippogriff who had been sentenced to death for its attack on Draco Malfoy. In 1996, Macnair has been caught red-handed in renewed Death Eater activities, and arrested, losing his position as a Ministry-employed executioner, though the takeover of the Ministry in the later year may have regained his position.

Since the end of the Second Wizarding War it is unknown who is now fulfilling the role of executioner.

Appearances


Magical Congress of the United States of America
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Presidents

Josiah Jackson (1693-?) · Charity Wilkinson · Thornton Harkaway (c. 1760) · Able Fleming · Elizabeth McGilliguddy (c. 1777) · Emily Rappaport (c. 1790) · Seraphina Picquery (1920-1928) · Samuel G. Quahog (c. 2014)

Aurors

Abraham Potter · Berthilde Roche · Carlos Lopez · Cormac O'Brien · E. W. Limus · Gondulphus Graves · Helmut Weiss · M. L. Minus · M. P. Carneirus · Mary Jauncey · Mungo MacDuff · Percival Graves · Porpentina Goldstein · Robert Grimsditch · Theodard Fontaine · Wilhelm Fischer

Other positions

Apparition Examiner · Auror Commissioner · Captain of Aurors · Chief Auror · Chief of Staff · Director of Magical Security · Executioner · Federal Identity Commissioner · Federal Wand Permit Officer · Keeper of Treasure and Dragots · Obliviator ·Surveillor of Activity

Other employees

Abernathy · Albert Perschky · Aristotle Twelvetrees · Bernadette · Beryl · Cecily · E. A. Limus · F. Wakefield · Irene Kneedander · J. Ward · L. O'Sullivan · Magali Crowe · Paloma Proudfoot · Queenie Goldstein · Red · Ruby · Sam · Unidentified executioner (I) · Unidentified executioner (II) · Y. Blishen

Departments

Body for Protection of Magical Species · Department for Magical Security ·Department of Aurors · Department of Magical Law Enforcement · Federal Bureau of Covert Vigilance and No-Maj Obliviation · Department of No-Maj Misinformation · Department of Unidentifiable Magical Objects · MACUSA Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Magical Cleaning Department · Major Investigation Department · U.S. Auror Divisions · Wizarding Resources Department

Locations

Death Cell · Great Meeting Chamber · Pentagram Office · Percival Graves' office · Typing Pool · Wand Permit Office · Young Wizards Daycare Center