United States Senate Election, Expulsion, and Censure Cases, 1793-1990


Read by Joanne Turner

Article I, section 5, of the United States Constitution gives each house of Congress power to judge the elections, returns, and qualifications of its members, and to punish members for "disorderly behavior." Between 1793 and 1990, more than 200 senators faced challenges to their credentials based on their qualifications for office and alleged irregularities in their elections; or discipline for offenses ranging from public corruption, to giving aid and comfort to the Confederacy, to bringing dishonor upon the Senate in myriad other ways, or for pure political spite. As researched and written by staff of the Congressional Research Service, these are their stories. The arc of the book, each case told in chronological order, traces not only the tenor and politics of the times, but the evolution of the Senate's own thinking about what it means to be a United States Senator. - Summary by Joanne Turner. (22 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Introduction. I. Elections: Election laws, Senate election procedures and comm… 49:22 Read by Joanne Turner
Introduction. II. Discipline: Procedures, laws, and committees; types of disci… 16:50 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 1. Albert Gallatin (PA) (1793-94) 9:22 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 2. Kensey Johns (DE) (1794) 5:16 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 3. Humphrey Marshall (KY) (1796) 6:23 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 4. William Blount and William Cocke (TN) (1796) 7:09 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 5. William Blount (TN) (1797) 7:33 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 6. Uriah Tracy (CT) (1801) 3:41 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 7. John Smith (OH) (1807-08) 11:38 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 8. Samuel Smith (MD) (1809) 6:25 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 9. Stanley Griswold (OH) (1809) 3:50 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 10. Timothy Pickering (MA) (1810-11) 7:59 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 11. Jesse Bledsoe (KY) (1815) 4:26 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 12. James Lanman (CT) (1825) 6:41 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 13. Ephraim Bateman (NJ) (1827-28) 6:05 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 14. Elisha R. Potter v. Asher Robbins (RI) (1833-34) 7:58 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 15. George Poindexter (MS) (1835) 6:41 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 16. Ambrose H. Sevier (AR) (1837) 6:11 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 17. John Ruggles (ME) (1838) 4:39 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 18. Benjamin Tapper (OH) 1844 6:33 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 19. John M. Niles (CT) 1844 7:01 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 20. John M. Clayton (DE); Spencer Jarnagin (TN); Walter T. Colquitt (GA) 1… 8:49 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 21. James Shields (IL) 1849 8:04 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 22. Thomas Hart Benton (MO) and Henry S. Foote (MS) 1850 7:39 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 23. Robert C. Winthrop (MA) 1851 6:00 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 24. David Yulee v. Stephen Mallory (FL) 1851-52 7:43 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 25. Archibald Dixon (KY) 1852 6:48 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 26. Samuel Phelps (VT) 1854 7:02 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 27. Jared Williams (NH) 1854 6:47 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 28. Lyman Trumbull (IL) 1855-56 9:47 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 29. James Harlan (IA) 1855-57 9:27 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 30. Henry Lane v. Jesse Bright; William McCarty v. Graham Fitch (IN) 1857-… 9:27 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 31. Simon Cameron (PA) 1857 6:38 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 32. James Shields (MN) 1858 5:23 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 33. Henry Mower Rice (MN) 1858 6:04 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 34. Clement Clay (AL); Robert Toombs (GA); Jefferson Davis & Albert Brown … 10:04 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 35. Frederick Stanton v. James Lane (KS) 1861-62 11:13 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 36. James Mason & Robert Hunter (VA); Thomas Clingman & Thomas Bragg (NC);… 13:13 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 37. Waitman Willey & John Carlisle (VA) 1861 7:28 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 38. John Breckinridge (KY) 1861 6:34 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 39. Waldo Johnson & Trusten Polk (MO) 1861-62 7:20 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 40. Jesse Bright (IN) 1861-62 9:59 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 41. Benjamin Stark (OR) 1862 10:52 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 42. Lazarus Powell (KY) 1862 7:55 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 43. James F. Simmons (RI) 1862 5:55 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 44. William Fishback; Elisha Baxter; William Snow (AR) 1864-66 14:59 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 45. R. King Cutler & Charles Smith; Michael Hahn (LA) 1864-66 8:42 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 46. Joseph Segar & John Underwood (VA) 1865 8:29 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 47. John Stockton (NJ) 1865-66 11:04 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 48. David Patterson (TN) 1866 10:30 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 49. Phillip Thomas (MD) 1867-68 12:15 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 50. John Jones & Augustus Garland; Alexander McDonald & Benjamin Rice (AR)… 7:55 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 51. William Marvin v. Thomas Osborn (FL) 1868 7:22 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 52. Richard Whiteley & Henry Farrow v. Joshua Hill & H.V.M. Miller (GA) 18… 17:38 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 53. Adelbert Ames (MS) 1870 10:00 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 54. Hiram Revels (MS) 1870 6:18 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 55. Ossian Hart v. Abijah Gilbert (FL) 1870 7:29 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 56. George Goldthwaite (AL) 1871-72 7:24 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 57. Thomas Norwood v. Foster Blodgett Jr (GA) 1871 13:02 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 58. Joseph Reynolds v. Morgan Hamilton (TX) 1871 5:06 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 59. Joseph Abbott v. Zebulon Vance & Matt Ransom (NC) 1871-72 13:24 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 60. Powell Clayton (AR) 1872-73 11:03 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 61. Samuel Pomoroy & Alexander Caldwell (KS) 1872-73 15:07 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 62. Francis Sykes v. George Spencer (AL) 1872-76 13:45 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 63. Ray v. McMillen; McMillen, Eustis & Marr v. Pinchback; Spofford & Mann… 23:02 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 64. Credit Mobilier scandal 1873 23:27 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 65. Lewis Bogy (MO) 1873 4:57 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 66. David Corbin v. MC Butler (SC) 1877-79 17:35 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 67. LQC Lamar (MS) 1877 7:02 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 68. John Morgan (AL) 1877 4:55 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 69. La Fayette Grover (OR) 1877-78 5:34 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 70. Stanley Matthews (OH) 1878-79 8:08 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 71. Charles Bell (NH) 1879 9:00 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 72. John Ingalls (KS) 1879-80 6:16 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 73. Elbridge Lapham & Warner Miller (NY) 1881 5:43 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 74. Henry Blair (NH) 1885 4:33 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 75. Henry Payne (OH) 1886 9:28 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 76. David Turpie (IN) 1887-88 6:50 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 77. Daniel Lucas v. Charles Faulkner (WV) 1887 6:15 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 78. Wm Clark v. Wilbur Sanders; Martin Maginnis v. Thomas Power (MT) 1890 9:03 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 79. Geo. Shoup, Wm McConnell & Wm Clagett v. Fred Dubois (ID) 1890-92 12:16 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 80. Robert Davidson v. Wilkinson Call (FL) 1891-92 5:15 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 81. Horace Chilton (TX) 1891-92 7:08 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 82. John Allen (WA), Asahel Beckwith (WY), Lee Mantle (MT) 1893 10:57 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 83. Joseph Ady v. John Martin (KS) 1893-95 9:15 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 84. Henry duPont (DE) 1895-97 11:48 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 85. Henry Corbett (OR) 1897-98 9:05 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 86. Marcus Hanna (OH) 1898-99 6:05 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 87. John McGraw v. Nathan Scott (WV) 1899-1900 9:16 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 88. Matthew Quay (PA) 1899-1900 6:46 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 89. William Clark (MT) 1899-1900 8:31 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 90. John McLaurin & Benjamin Tillman (SC) 1902 9:17 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 91. Reed Smoot (UT) 1903-07 10:02 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 92. Joseph Burton (KS) 1904-06 7:20 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 93. Charles Dietrich (SD) 1904 4:33 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 94. John Smith (MD) 1908 5:16 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 95. William Lorimer (IL) 1910-12 13:33 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 96. Isaac Stephenson (WI) 1911-12 10:58 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 97. Clarence Watson & William Chilton (WV) 1912-13 5:43 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 98. Henry Clayton & Franklin Glass (AL) 1913-14 8:05 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 99. William Jackson v. Blair Lee (MD) 1913-14 6:53 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 100. William Chilton v. Howard Sutherland (WV) 1917-18 7:18 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 101. Robert La Follette (WI) 1917-19 9:15 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 102. Henry Ford v. Truman Newberry (MI) 1918-22 12:54 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 103. George Peddy v. Earle Mayfield (TX) 1923-25 7:35 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 104. Burton Wheeler (MT) 1924 7:25 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 105. Daniel Steck v. Smith Brookhart (IA) 1925-26 12:47 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 106. Magnus Johnson v. Thomas Schall (MN) 1925-26 5:30 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 107. Holm Bursum v. Sam Bratton (NM) 1925-26 6:08 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 108. Gerald Nye (ND) 1925-26 7:38 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 109. William Wilson v. William Vare (PA) 1926-29 25:41 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 110. Frank Smith (IL) 1926-28 14:16 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 111. Arthur Gould (ME) 1926-27 6:03 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 112. Hiram Bingham (CT) 1929 10:03 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 113. Joseph Grundy (PA) 1929-30 5:33 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 114. J. Thomas Heflin v. John Bankhead II (AL) 1931-32 10:33 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 115. George Pritchard v. Josiah Bailey (NC) 1931-33 8:14 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 116. Einar Hoidale v. Thomas Schall (MN) 1932-33 6:52 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 117. Huey Long and John Overton (LA) 1932-34 13:59 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 118. Dennis Chavez v. Bronson Cutting (NM) 1935 11:52 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 119. Henry Hatfield v. Rush Holt (WV) 1935 11:22 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 120. George Berry (TN) 1937 6:45 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 121. John Neal v. A.T. Stewart (TN) 1939 6:26 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 122. Raymond Willis v. Frederick Van Nuys (IN) 1939 5:13 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 123. William Langer (ND) 1941-42 11:35 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 124. Clarence Martin v. Joseph Rosier (WV) 1941 10:13 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 125. John R. Neal v. A.T. (Tom) Stewart (TN) 1943 4:26 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 126. Theodore G. Bilbo (MS) 1946-47 14:20 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 127. D. John Markey v. Herbert R. O'Conor (MD) 1946-48 7:17 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 128. Tom Sweeney v. Harley M. Kilgore (WV) 1947-49 8:12 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 129. Frank E. Hook v. Homer Ferguson (MI) 1949 7:12 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 130. Millard Tydings v. John Marshall Butler (MD) 1950-51 9:08 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 131. Joseph R. McCarthy (WI) and Wm Benton (CT) 1951-53 16:38 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 132. Patrick J. Hurley v. Dennis Chavez (NM) 1952-54 17:10 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 133. Joseph R. McCarthy (WI) 1954 12:38 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 134. Pierre E.G. Salinger (CA) 1964) 6:47 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 135. Thomas J. Dodd (CT) 1966-67 22:18 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 136. Richard L. Roudebush v. R. Vance Hartke (IN) 1970-72 5:39 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 137. John A. Durkin v. Louis C. Wyman (NH) 1974-75 17:44 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 138. Edmond A. Edmondson v. Henry L. Bellmon (OK) 1975-76 10:41 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 139. Herman E. Talmadge (GA) 1978-79 20:16 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 140. Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (NJ) 1981-82 13:36 Read by Joanne Turner
Case 141. David F. Durenberger (MN) 1988-90 17:23 Read by Joanne Turner