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Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933) [Pardon of Marshall Barton Fales to restore civil rights.]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00045.40 Author/Creator: Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 28 January 1929 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Convicted of swearing a false affidavit for pension claim. Pardoned for good conduct in prison and abiding the law since release. Attempted obliteration of name.

People: Fales, Marshall Barton
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.

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

Keywords/Subjects: Prisoner of War, Pardon, Law, Criminals and Outlaws, Pensions, President, Vice President

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties