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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) [Pardon of Jose F. Gandara, convicted of conspiracy to start a military expedition against Mexico 3 December 1927]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05964 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 31 March 1930 Pagination: 2 p. + 3 documents

Summary of Content: Jose F. Gandara was convicted by the U.S. District Court of Arizona of conspiracy to "set foot or provide means for a military expedition against a friendly power, the republic of Mexico." He was sentenced to two years in the McNeil Island Penitentiary and a $1,000 fine. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judgment. Accompanied by printed pamphlet, writ of certiorari denied by the U.S. Supreme Court, and two typed letters signed from Manuel C. Tellez, Ambassador of Mexico concerning Gandara's citizenship.

Background Information:

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Mitchell, William DeWitt (1874-1955)
United States. President (1929-1933 : Hoover)

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

Subjects: PresidentPardonLawPrisonerGovernment and CivicsFilibusterLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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