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    President Ford's Pardon of Richard Nixon

    Participants in the events talked about President Ford’s decision to pardon Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Topics included the possibility of a deal between Ford and Nixon,…

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    Adequacy of Current Presidential Succession Law

    Scholars spoke about rule of presidential succession outlined in the 25th Amendment. Among the topics they addressed were potential problems in the line of succession envisioned by the…

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    The Pardon of Richard Nixon

    Benton Becker talked about the pardon of former President Nixon for any wrongdoings in the Watergate scandal which President Ford announced on September 8, 1974. Although not on his congressional or White…

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    Discussion on the Nixon Pardon

    Mark Rozell, political science professor at Mary Washington College, delivered his paper titled, “In Defense of President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon.” Also, William Pederson, political science…

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    Clinton Presidential Pardons

    Justice Department officials testified about the process used by President Clinton in granting pardons before he left office, especially in the case of Marc Rich. Law experts talked about…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Day 7

    Committee members heard testimony from two Republican fund-raisers concerning Republican fund-raising practices during the last campaign. Mr. Becker, an attorney for Ambrous Tung Young testified…

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    Assuming the Presidency

    From Hempstead, New York, Hofstra University held the Gerald Ford Symposium Seventh Presidential Conference entitled “Assuming the Presidency.” Professor Stephan Ambrose, Director University of New Orleans, the Eisenhower Center…

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