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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Pardon of Joseph Beren, alien (c/s H. Cummings [AG])

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00052 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 24 August 1936 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Convicted of perjury in an immigration proceeding: pardoned so that he might be allowed to reapply for readmission if deported.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

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

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, President, Pardon, Law, Criminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: The Great Depression