Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2008

Truman Newberry

Years in Senate: 1919-22
Party: Republican
State: Michigan

Prosecutors indicted the wealthy industrialist for violating the Federal Corrupt Practices Act (he spent $3,750 to secure his election to the Senate over carmaker Henry Ford). Although the Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 1921, he left Congress a year later in the face of second movement to unseat him.

James Downie and Baird Kellogg