List of People Pardoned or Granted Clemency By The President of The United States - William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft

President William H. Taft pardoned, commuted or rescinded the convictions of 758 people during his term. Among them are:

  • John Hicklin Hall – role in the Oregon land fraud scandal; pardoned
  • Charles W. Morse – convicted of violations of federal banking laws; pardoned due to ill health (later found to be feigned)
  • Captain Van Schaick – pardoned after 3 ½ years in prison for the General Slocum

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    The laboring man and the trade-unionist, if I understand him, asks only equality before the law. Class legislation and unequal privilege, though expressly in his favor, will in the end work no benefit to him or to society.
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    If I am defeated for the next nomination, I think it will be by [Charles Evans] Hughes. And I don’t think he will allow his name to be used unless he really feels that I have no chance to win. I do not think Theodore Roosevelt will allow his name to come before the convention.
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