The Center For Individual Freedom posted this quiz:
Who are the only two U.S. Presidents to date who did not grant any pardons during their terms of office?
George Washington and John Adams
James Garfield and William H. Harrison
Woodrow Wilson and Harry S. Truman
Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton
Presidents James Garfield and William Henry Harrison executed not a single presidential clemency action while in office, both having died before serving even one year of their terms.
Washington and Adams granted 16 and 21, respectively; Wilson and Truman’s pardons each topped 2,000; Reagan granted 406 and Clinton, 456.
Source: University of Pittsburgh School of Law
And some people are complaining about the communtation of one sentence? Don’t get me wrong. There are no excuses for obstruction of justice and perjury, but these figures from the records of other presidents put the situation in perspective.
Which President signed the most clemency actions?
Franklin D. Roosevelt signed 3687 clemency actions during his 12 years as President.