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Expulsion of Senator Bright from the United States Senate for Disloyalty. His Final Defence [sic].


TitleExpulsion of Senator Bright from the United States Senate for Disloyalty. His Final Defence [sic].
Artist/MakerUnidentified
after M. Lumley
Pictorial Battles of the Civil War
Date1885
MediumWood engraving, black and white
Dimensions h. 9.5 x  w. 13.9375 in. ( h. 24.13 x  w. 35.40125 cm)
Credit LineU.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number38.00252.001


  • Object Description
  • In February of 1862 the Senate expelled Jesse Bright of Indiana, a shrewd and hot-tempered politician whose mastery of Senate rules and procedures earned him the position of president pro tempore on several occasions. Although the Senate has considered other expulsion cases through the years, Bright still holds the distinction of being the last senator expelled.