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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Pardon-related: Respite of execution for Benjamin Gordon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01457 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Document signed Date: 1932/02/25 Pagination: 1 p. 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as New York State governor. Gordon was a murder convict.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

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

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawCriminals and OutlawsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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