Best Answer

Andrew Johnson Lee was never granted an individual pardon during his lifetime. He applied for one but it was not acted upon, apparently because the required oath of allegiance was misfiled. Johnson's Amnesty proclamation of July 4, 1868 applied to all former Confederates not actually under indictment, and required no oath, but this still didn't help Lee, who had been indicted for treason in June 1865, though the indictment was never proceded with.However, at Christmas 1868 President Johnson issued a further amnesty which did not make this exception, so that Lee was included in it, even though not mentioned by name. Lee's citizenship was restored by Congressional resolution and a pardon was granted posthumously effective 13 June 1975 by Gerald R. Ford.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-05-27 06:39:46
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

US Civil War

20 cards

Why were poll taxes created

What is a graduated income tax

What sparked the beginning of the Civil War

When Abraham Lincoln was elected president what was the result for the southern states

See all cards
133 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Which President granted a pardon to Robert E. Lee for having served in the Confederacy?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the history of how West Virginia became a state?

To make a very long and convoluted story short, West Virginia seceded from Virginia after Virginia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy. Having done so they petitioned for Statehood and Lincoln granted it despite it being Uncostitutional.

Is Kristen Stewart having a baby with Robert Pattinson?

NO!!! She's having a baby with me bitches. i think that you are wrong she is not having a baby with this person that posted it. she is having a baby with Robert though! :)

Which man General Robert E. Lee or General Ulysses S.Grant became a US president?

Ulysses S. Grant became the eighteenth U.S. President for two terms. (1869-1877) having ground his enemy Robert E Lee into the dust during the Civil War.

What term is used to define a central government as having only the authority to it by the members state?


Is Robert Pattinson a loner?

Are you having a laugh?!

What term is used to define a central government as having only the authority given to it by the member states?


What is good about having a president?

the good thing about having a president is having someone to lead for you and represent the whole country instead of each and every single one of the citizens having to

Do Kristen and Robert have a baby?

Yes they are having a baby?

What were some disadvantages of having a confederacy?

Sllavery, tarriffs, sugarcane and crop sales, over 50% wealth from slavery

What does allowed mean?

Allowed means permitted, granted, acknowledged, or having taken account for something.

What actors and actresses appeared in Robert Having His Nipple Pierced - 1971?

The cast of Robert Having His Nipple Pierced - 1971 includes: David Croland as himself Robert Mapplethorpe as himself Patti Smith as Narrator

When did rome start having a president?

Rome has never had a president. Italy started having a president when in a referendum in 1948 the Italians decided to end the monarchy and to establish a republic.

People also asked