People


Ziang Sung Wan (1895-1968). Young man accused of murder, abused by police to obtain a confession, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. 


Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941). Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who penned the opinion in the case of Ziang Sung Wan v. United States.


Theodore Ting Wong (1876-1919). Shanghai-born, American-educated head of the Chinese Educational Mission, murdered in Washington, DC in 1919.  


Raymond W. Pullman (1883-1920). Chief of the Washington Police Department who oversaw the investigation of the murders.


Tsong Ing Van (1898-aft. 1950). Younger brother of Ziang Sung Wan who was  suspected of collusion and charged with forgery. 


Warren G. Harding (1865-1923). President of the United States, asked to commute the sentence of Ziang Sung Wan in 1921.


William Howard Taft (1857-1930). Former President and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court during Ziang Sung Wan's appeal. 


John W. Davis (1873-1955). Former Solicitor General and Democratic presidential nominee who joined in Wan’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


George W. Wickersham (1858-1936). Former Attorney General whose commission exposed widespread abuse in police interrogation methods.


Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (1885-1957). Harvard Law School civil libertarian who authored one of the final reports of the Wickersham Commission.


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