Presidential Proclamation 4311 of September 8, 1974, by President Gerald R. Ford granting a pardon to Richard M. Nixon.
Item From: General Records of the United States Government. (04/01/1984-)
Power of the Pen.President Ford chose to pardon President Nixon of any alleged crimes he may have committed during his Presidency and to contain the negative fallout from the Watergate scandal. President Ford established the legality of this proclamation by citing the pardon power conferred upon him by Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution.