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Pardon - Samuel Loring Morison - Collection Finding Aid


Pardon - Samuel Loring Morison - Collection Finding Aid


This collection consists of records concerning the pardon of Samuel Loring Morison. Morison was a civilian intelligence analyst at the Naval Intelligence Support Center (NISC). He was charged with espionage and theft of government property under the Espionage Act of 1917 for giving classified photographs to Jane’s Defence Weekly, an English Journal. On October 17, 1985, Morison was convicted in Federal Court on two counts of espionage and two counts of theft of government property. He was sentenced to two years in prison on December 4, 1985. President Clinton pardoned Samuel Loring Morison on January 20, 2001, the last day of his presidency.

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