Berry was a senator from Tennessee and was a Democrat. He served from 1937 to 1938.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Langer faced an allegation of bribery, receiving kickbacks, collecting fees for fictitious services and converting proceeds from litigation settlements. On Jan. 29, 1942, the Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended that Langer was not entitled to his seat due to a lack of moral fitness to be a senator and recommended he be excluded by a majority vote. On Mar. 27, 1942, the Senate vote on exclusion but failed 30-52.
|Jan. 3, 1941||Senate referred the allegations to the Committee on Privileges and Elections|
|Jan. 29, 1942||Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended that Langer was not entitled to his seat due to a lack of moral fitness to be a senator and recommended he be excluded by a majority vote|
|Mar. 27, 1942||Senate rejected the argument that Langer could not be seated which meant an expulsion and a two-thirds majority instead; the vote failed 30-52|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo