1974 : President Gerald Ford Pardons Richard Nixon

September 8, 2023 all-day

To avoid further controversy, President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon. Many believe this act crippled Ford’s chances in the subsequent presidential election.

Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

Tom DeFrank, “Gerald Ford’s Pardon of Nixon Doomed His Political Future. But It Cemented His Legacy.”, National Journal Daily, September 8, 2014.

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