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Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973) Pardon of Fred G. Steele (c/s Robert Kennedy [AG])

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.44 Author/Creator: Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 31 January 1964 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Convicted of interstate transport of firearms; pardon to commute the 5-year sentence at once to 6 months; no reason for pardon.

People: Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: President, Pardon, Criminals and Outlaws, Law, Weaponry, Commerce, Vice President

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