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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Pardon of Miguel Lujan (c/s Homer S. Cummings [AG])

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00743 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 25 November 1935 Pagination: 2 p. ; 35 x 23 cm

Summary of Content: Pardon restoring civil rights. Pleaded guilty to importing sotol; pardoned since he was unable to pay the fine.

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Temperance and ProhibitionAlcoholImmigration and MigrationLawCriminals and OutlawsPardonPresidentGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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