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


Title Expulsion of Senator Bright from the United States Senate for Disloyalty. His Final Defence [sic].
Artist/Maker Unidentified
after M. Lumley
Pictorial Battles of the Civil War
Date 1885
Medium Wood engraving, black and white
Dimensions h. 9.5 x w. 13.9375 in. (h. 24.13 x w. 35.40125 cm)
Credit Line U.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number 38.00252.001


  • 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.

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