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Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) Pardon of Peter Robert Clark (c/s J. Howard McGrath [AG])

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.43 Author/Creator: Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 27 May 1946 Pagination: 2 p. 34 x 23 cm

Summary of Content: Convicted of piracy on the high seas: pardoned since his jail sentence had been commuted, his fine paid and his probation served. (No other reason mentioned.)

Background Information:

People: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawCriminals and OutlawsAlcoholTaxes or TaxationPiratesMaritimeVice President

Sub Era: World War II

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