Leo Frank Clemency File

The file includes documentation of Leo Frank's appeal for clemency to the Georgia Prison Authority and to Georgia Governor John M. Slaton in April, May, and June of 1915. Frank, the Jewish superintendent at the National pencil factory, was found guilty of the murder of Mary Phagan in 1913. After several appeals from June of 1914 to April of 1915, Frank's sentence was upheld. Frank then appealed for clemency. Correspondents include A. W. Cozart, William H. Felton, Thomas W. Loyless (Augusta Chronicle), Andrew J. Cobb, A. M. Hughlett, Russell K. Smith, a group of Atlanta Ministers,T. B. Rice, J. L. Kinineyham, Hugh M. Dorsey, Hannah G. Franklin, A. G. Powell, and T. L. Gantt. The file also contains Frank's application, the recommendations of the Prison Commission and of T. E. Patterson, and Slaton's decision to grant Executive Clemency.

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