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These index records include information for 1,918 individuals who applied for Governor’s pardons between 1889 and 1917. Indexing includes name, pardon number, alias, and dates of documentation. Pardon numbers are not unique.
For the best search results, search by name, last name, first name, or last initial.
The original pardon files that correspond to this index contain pardon documents, correspondence, prison records, prisoner's statements, photos, and other related documents.
These Governor's Pardons originally resided with the Pardon and Parole Board at the Washington State Reformatory and Penitentiary. Eventually, these were taken in by the Governor’s Office, and then transferred to the Washington State Archives in the normal course of records management.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Indexed by Heather Pejrano, Washington State Archives.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Governor’s Office, Pardon Case Files, 1889-1917, Washington State Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: State Governors, Miscellaneous Records, Clemency and Pardon Case Files, 1889-2003, Washington State Archives.
Original records held at the Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.
For more information or to see the original applications, contact Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.