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White House Statement Announcing the President's Refusal To Pardon Harry F. Sinclair.

September 21, 1929

MR. SINCLAIR will not be pardoned by the President.

Note: Harry F. Sinclair, head of the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corp., was serving a prison term for contempt of court as a result of the investigation of naval oil reserve leases during the Harding administration. He had applied for pardon on the basis of ill health.

Herbert Hoover, White House Statement Announcing the President's Refusal To Pardon Harry F. Sinclair. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207875

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