#7 – Richard Nixon Pardon

September 8, 1974

President Gerald R. Ford grants “a full, free and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon” for all crimes he committed or may have committed as President. By putting the country’s needs before his own, President Ford allowed the nation to begin the healing process after the constitutional crisis of Watergate. Former Speaker of the House and good friend Thomas “Tip” O’Neill wrote: “God has been good to America, especially during difficult times. At the time of the Civil War, he gave us Abraham Lincoln. And at the time of Watergate, he gave us Gerald Ford – the right man at the right time who was able to put our nation back together again.”

Richard Nixon Pardon