Nation: Rogues' Gallery

"A Congressman is a hog!" Henry Adams once wrote of the legislators of the Gilded Age. "You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!" Less dyspeptic observers argue that most legislators are honest and dedicated, but the record of the past few years has not been entirely reassuring: February 1976. Representative Andrew Hinshaw, 56, California" Republican, was sentenced to one to 14 years in jail for soliciting and accepting bribes during his 1972 election campaign. May-September 1976.

Representative Wayne Hays, 68, Ohio Democrat and chairman of the House Administration Committee,...

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