Press Conference, June 8, 1928

Date: June 8, 1928

Location: Washington, D.C.

(Original document available here)

The petition for executive clemency in the case of Proctor, Eagles and Moreno hasn’t reached me and I don’t know what the report of the Department of Justice on it will show. I think I saw by the press that a stay of two weeks had been granted during which I assume the Department will make a finding and present it to me. Then, I think some one representing these defendants will come in to see me. Have they got an appointment, Mr. Sanders?

Mr. Sanders: Coming tomorrow.

President: I shall hear them and see what they have to say about it.

Question: Is Mr. Bigelow’s law firm representing them?

President: I don’t know who is coming.

Mrs. Coolidge will go up to Superior when I go. She did think a little of going up to Amherst Commencement, but she concluded that she won’t do that. And I don’t think it will be possible for me to go to Amherst Commencement either. That comes next week, about the time I am going to Wisconsin.

Citation: Calvin Coolidge: Remarks by the President to Newspaper Correspondents

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Mitch Rushing who prepared this document for digital publication.

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