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Lee Citizenship #241732

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 1975
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(Studio) Confederate General Robert E. Lee recs. his citizenship 110 years after he asked for it; 105 years after he died.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Arlington, Virginia) Lee mansion shown. Lee asked President Andrew Johnson for restoration of citizenship. General U. S. Grant recommended approval if Lee would sign allegiance oath. Oath lost after Lee became president of Washington and Lee University Oath found in 1970 in National Archives. President Ford restores citizenship. [FORD - praises Lee. All Americans should be proud citizenship restored.] Ford shakes hands. Robert E. Lee III, IV and V present.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer (WDBJ-TV)

Mudd, Roger

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