Who Was The First President To Pardon A Turkey

President Barack Obama will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony at the White House on today. The turkey, 19-week-oldLiberty, and its alternate, Peace, both will be pardoned during the 64th annual National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation in the Rose Garden.

And we got to wondering, who was the first President to pardon a turkey at the White House?


It is widely believed that Harry S. Truman was the first President to pardon a turkey in 1947. But…according to www.snopes.com that’s just not true.

So who was the first President to actually pardon a pair of turkey’s in a White House ceremony? Ronald Reagan – read all about it here.


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