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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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