Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the most pardons and commutations of any president. Over the course of his four terms, he issued 3,687. By contrast, George Washington issued the least, only 16. Two presidents in American history, William Henry Harrison and James Garfield, chose not to use their power to pardon.
President Bush is now notable for issuing so few pardons and sentence commutations. In comparison to his first-term record of 31, Mr. Clinton averaged 228 during each of his administrations. Mr. Bush’s father issued 77 during his term. Mr. Reagan averaged 203 during each of his administrations. Mr. Carter issued 566, while Mr. Ford issued 409. Mr. Nixon averaged 463 during each of his terms.
During his time as Governor of Texas, Mr. Bush issued fewer pardons than any other Governor in Texas since the 1940s. He issued only 16, compared to 70 for Ann Richards, his immediate predecessor.
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