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Senator Ousted

Photo of Senator William Lorimer of Illinois

On July 13, 1912, with the direct election amendment on its way to state ratification, the Senate declared Illinois Senator William Lorimer's 1909 election invalid. This action closed a major chapter in Senate history and accorded Lorimer the dubious distinction of being the last senator to be deprived of office for corrupting a state legislature. More

 
  

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