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Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power, and Greed

By Mark Grossman

This dynamic, two-volume reference paintings covers the whole scandal-filled background of yankee political corruption. Over 350 information-packed entries discover the folks, crimes, investigations and lawsuits in the back of 2 hundred years of political scandals.

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Daugherty, regardless of his political connections, served in basic terms in brief in neighborhood Ohio politics—first because the township clerk, then for 2 phrases within the Ohio kingdom legislature (1890–1894). A yr sooner than leaving the kingdom legislature, Daugherty moved his legislations perform from Washington courtroom condominium to Columbus. Over the following numerous years he outfitted up a consumer base, normally of Ohio companies, and have become a prosperous guy. In 1895 he ran unsuccessfully for kingdom lawyer normal and years later ran an identical unsuccessful race for governor of Ohio.

14 Archer, Stevenson On thirteen January 1913, the Senate voted to convict Archbald on articles 1, three, four, five, and thirteen, the final being a “super article” during which all the fees have been consolidated into one cost: “During his time as a district pass judgement on and as a pass judgement on assigned to the trade court docket, Archbald wrongfully sought to acquire credits from and during individuals who have been drawn to litigation over which he presided. He speculated for revenue within the buy and sale of varied coal houses, and unlawfully used his place as pass judgement on to steer officials of assorted railroad businesses to go into into contracts within which he had a monetary curiosity, which such businesses had litigation pending in his courtroom.

Rogers. Deweese entered the home within the 40th Congress on 6 July 1868 and served till his resignation on 28 February 1870. He served as chairman of the Committee on costs within the division of the inner and as chairman of the Committee on innovative Pensions. In 1870 Deweese got here below fireplace after it was once alleged that he had bought appointments to the U.S. army Academy at West aspect and the us Naval Academy at Annapolis. a part of a congressman’s accountability is to appoint folks in his district for spots at those academies, yet Deweese, in addition to a number of different congressmen, have been accused of promoting those spots for cash.

197, 129 Ferguson, James Edward (1871–1944), one hundred thirty “Filegate,” 132 Flood, Daniel John (1903–1994), 134 Florida correct to lifestyles, Inc. v. Lamar, 233 F. 3d 1288 (11th Cir. ), one hundred thirty five Fortas, Abraham (1919–1982), a hundred thirty five Foulke, William Dudley (1848–1935), 137 E Eaton, Dorman Bridgman (1823– 1899), 109 Edwards, Edwin Washington (1927– ), 109 Edwards, Francis Smith (1817– 1899), 112 Eilberg, Joshua (1921– ), 112 G Garcia, Robert (1933– ), 139 Garfield, James Abram (1831–1881), 139 Gaynor, William Jay (1848–1913), 141 Gilbert, William Augustus (1815–1875), 142 Goebel, William (1856–1900), 143 Gore, Albert Arnold, Jr.

Historian Andrew Prinz wrote, “Dever’s management was once characterised by way of fine quality appointments, plans, and courses for actual progress, and a lively crusade for legislation and order. Chicago’s first zoning ordinance used to be handed whereas he was once mayor, and the double-deck Wacker force was once accomplished. furthermore, the Chicago River used to be straightened, Union Station was once comprehensive, site visitors lighting put in within the downtown Loop, and huge paving of streets and alleys came about. Dever’s zeal to implement Prohibition antagonized many citizens and contributed to his defeat” in 1927.

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