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President William H. Taft pardoned, commuted or rescinded the convictions of 758 people during his term.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