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Timeline: A History of Pardons

The chart below shows pardons granted per year from 1900-2011. Click on a bar to see the number of pardons granted and by which president. The timeline below the chart shows notable pardons. | Story: Shades of Mercy: Presidential Forgiveness Heavily Favors Whites »

 
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Timeline: Notable Pardons

Sources: The White House, United States Office of the Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice, The Minority Staff Committee on Government Reform - U.S. House of Representatives, The New York Times, The Washington Post, PardonPower.com/P.S. Ruckman, Jr., Yale Law School, University of Pittsburgh Law School, TIME magazine, The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, CNN.com, KITV/ABC News, LA Times, Texas Monthly, Frank Sinatra By Chris Rojek