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WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT

President Taft vetoed thirty-nine bills, of which thirty
were regular vetoes and nine were pocket vetoes. One
was overridden (No. 994).
There were no vetoes in the first session of the Sixty-
first Congress.

Sixty-first Congress, Second Session

Regular Vetoes 960 S. 1751.

To amend an act entitled "An Act creating Mesa
Verde National Park," approved June 29, 1906.
Vetoed April 28, 1910. The veto message was laid
before the Senate and printed as S. Doc. No. 515.
(45 Cong. Rec. 5483).
Veto unchallenged.

961

S. 4671.
To amend the military record of Aaron Cornish.
Vetoed March 28, 1910. The veto message was laid
before the Senate, referred to the Committee on
Military Affairs, and printed as S. Doc. No. 464. (45
Cong. Rec. 3848).
Veto unchallenged.

962

S. 5752.
To correct the military record of Charles J. Smith.
Vetoed April 4, 1910. The veto message was laid
before the Senate, referred to the Committee on
Military Affairs, and printed as S. Doc. No. 472.
(45 Cong. Rec. 4207, 4208).
Veto unchallenged.

Pocket Vetoes 963 H.R. 3346.

For the relief of Frank E. Lyman, Jr.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 61st
Congress had adjourned sine die on June 25, 1910.
The bill was presented to the President on June 23,

1910. (June 23, 1910, H. Jour., p. 840; see also H.R. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 40).

964 H.R. 18376.

Directing that patents issue to certain settlers for
lands within the former Siletz Indian Reservation in
Oregon.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 61st
Congress had adjourned sine die on June 25, 1910.
The bill was presented to the President on June 23,
1910. (June 23, 1910, H. Jour., p. 839; see also H.R.
Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 40).

965

H.R. 20644.
For the relief of Frederick B. Neilson.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 61st
Congress had adjourned sine die on June 25, 1910.
The bill was presented to the President on June 23,
1910. (June 23, 1910, H. Jour., p. 840; see also H.R.
Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 40).

966

Sixty-first Congress, Third Session
Regular Vetoes
S. 10172.
For the relief of Ten Eyk De Witt Veeder, Commo-
dore on the retired list of the United States Navy.
Vetoed March 4, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the Senate, referred to the Committee on
Naval Affairs, and printed as S. Doc. No. 865. (46
Cong. Rec. 4290).
Veto unchallenged.

967

S.J. Res. 94.
Authorizing the President to give certain former
cadets of the United States Military Academy the
benefit of a recent amendment relative to hazing
at that institution.
Vetoed February 14, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the Senate, referred to the Committee on Mili-
tary Affairs, and printed as S. Doc. No. 819. (46
Cong. Rec. 2473).
Veto unchallenged.

968 H.R. 5015.

For the relief of Clarence Frederick Chapman, United
States Navy.
Vetoed January 20, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the House and referred to the Committee on
Naval Affairs. (46 Cong. Rec. 1209).
Veto unchallenged.

969

H.R. 25569.
To authorize a patent to be issued to Margaret
Padgett for certain public lands therein described.
Vetoed February 25, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the House and referred to the Committee on
Public Lands. (46 Cong. Rec. 3483).
Veto unchallenged.

970

H.R. 30969.
For the relief of William Porter White.
Vetoed March 4, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the House, referred to the Committee on
Naval Affairs, and printed as H.R. Doc. No. 1419.
(46 Cong. Rec. 4333).
Veto unchallenged.

971

Pocket Vetoes
H.R. 30273.
For the relief of the city of Quincy, the towns of
Weymouth and Hingham, and the old Colony Street
Railway Co., all of Massachusetts.
Pocket veto occurred after the 3d session of the 61st
Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1911.
The bill was presented to the President on March 2,
1911. (March 2, 1911, H. Jour., p. 409; see also H.R.
Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 40).

972

H.R. 32531.
Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to permit
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Coal Company and the
Eastern Coal & Mining Company to exchange certain
lands embraced within their existing coal leases in the
Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation for other lands with-
in said nation.
Pocket veto occurred after the 3d session of the 61st
Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1911.
The bill was presented to the President on March 2,
1911. (March 2, 1911, H. Jour., p. 425; see also H.R.
Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 41).

973

Sixty-second Congress, First Session
Regular Vetoes
H.R. 4413.
To place on the free list agricultural implements, cot-
ton bagging, cotton ties, leather, boots and shoes,
fence wire, meats, cereals, flour, bread, timber, lum-
ber, sewing machines, salt, and other articles.
Vetoed August 18, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the House and printed as S. Doc. No. 102.
(47 Cong. Rec. 4171, 4172).

The House sustained the veto on August 18, 1911 by
a vote of 227 yeas to 126 nays. (47 Cong. Rec.
4174).
Veto sustained.

974 H.R. 11019.

To reduce the duties on wool and manufactures of
wool.
Vetoed August 17, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the House and printed as S. Doc. No. 101. (47
Cong. Rec. 4103, 4104).
The House sustained the veto on August 18, 1911 by
a vote of 227 yeas to 129 nays. (47 Cong. Rec. 4170).
Veto sustained.

975

H.R. 12812.
To reduce duties on manufactures of cotton.
Vetoed August 22, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the House, referred to the Committee on Ways
and Means, and printed as S. Doc. No. 108. (47 Cong.
Rec. 4393).
Veto unchallenged.

976

H.J. Res. 14.
To admit the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico
as States into the Union upon an equal footing with
the original States.
Vetoed August 15, 1911. The veto message was laid
before the House, referred to the Committee on
Territories, and printed as H.R. Doc. No. 106. (47
Cong. Rec. 3964-3966).
Veto

unchallenged.

Sixty-second Congress, Second Session

Regular Vetoes 977 S. 67.

For the relief of Capt. Joseph Herring, United States
Army, retired.
Vetoed August 24, 1912. The veto message was laid
before the Senate, referred to the Committee on
Claims, and printed as S. Doc. No. 950. (48 Cong.
Rec. 11866).
Veto unchallenged.

978 S. 4862 (see also S. J. Res. 134).

For the relief of certain persons who supplied labor
and materials for the construction of the Corbett
Tunnel of the Shoshone irrigation project.
Vetoed July 18, 1912. The veto message was laid
before the Senate and printed as S. Doc. No. 878. (48
Cong. Rec. 9230).
The Senate overrode the veto on July 31, 1912 by a
vote of 42 yeas to 17 nays. (48 Cong. Rec. 9938).
The House sustained the veto on August 16, 1912 by
a vote of 138 yeas to 77 nays. (48 Cong. Rec. 11127,
11128).
Veto sustained

979 S. 4948.

Relating to the inherited estates in the Five Civilized
Tribes in Oklahoma.
Vetoed August 5, 1912. The veto message was laid
before the Senate on August 6, 1912 and printed as
S. Doc. No. 899. (48 Cong. Rec. 10261-10264).
Veto unchallenged.

980 S. 7343.

To authorize the building of a dam across the Coosa
River in Alabama, at a place suitable to the interests
of navigation about 71 miles above the city of We-
tumpka.
Vetoed August 24, 1912. The veto message was laid
before the Senate and printed as S. Doc. No. 949. (48
Cong. Rec. 11796, 11797).
Veto unchallenged.

981

H.R. 8853.
For the relief of John L. Baird.
Vetoed February 27, 1912. The veto message was laid
before the House, referred to the Committee on Pub-
lic Lands, and printed as H.R. Doc. No. 574. (48
Cong. Rec. 2538).
Veto

unchallenged.

982 H.R. 9845.

Authorizing the sale of burnt timber on public lands.
Vetoed March 29, 1912. The veto message was laid
before the House, referred to the Committee on Pub-
lic Lands, and printed as H.R. Doc. No. 656. (48
Cong. Rec. 4067).
Veto

unchallenged.

983

H.R. 18642.
To amend an act entitled “An Act to provide reve-
nue, equalize duties, and encourage the industries of
the United States, and for other purposes," approved
August 5, 1909.
Vetoed August 14, 1912. The veto message was laid
before the House and printed as H.R. Doc. No. 908.
(48 Cong. Rec. 10931).
The House overrode the veto on August 14, 1912
by a vote of 174 yeas to 83 nays. (48 Cong. Rec.
10942).
The Senate sustained the veto on August 16, 1912 by
a vote of 32 yeas to 39 nays. (48 Cong. Rec. 11069).
Veto sustained.

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