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


Expulsion of Senator Bright from the United States Senate for Disloyalty.  His Final DefenCe.
by Unidentified
after M. Lumley
Pictorial Battles of the Civil War
Wood engraving, black and white, 1885
Image with text measurement
      Height: 9.5 inches  (24.13 cm)
      Width:  13.9375 inches  (35.40125 cm)
Cat. no. 38.00252.001

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.