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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) [Presidential pardon of Charles L. King, convicted of Army desertion on 23 April 1908 and sentenced to two and one half years at Fort Leavenworth]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07318 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 15 December 1911 Pagination: 3 p. (2 items total) 40.3 x 36.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07318 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 15 December 1911 Pagination: 3 p. (2 items total) 40.3 x 36.3 cm

Summary of Content: Sentence published in General Orders, No. 65, Department of the East, 30 April 1908. Secretary of War recommended pardon, which was granted by William H. Taft. Partially handwritten. With James Finch (signed), pardon attorney, warrant for pardon. Countersigned by George W. Wickersham, Attorney General.

Background Information:

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930
Wickersham, George W. (George Woodward)., 1858-1936
United States. President (1909-1913 : Taft)
Finch, James A

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentMilitary HistoryPardonGovernment and CivicsPrisonerLawDesertion

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