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Sen. George Berry

Former Senator for Tennessee

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
Photo of Sen. George Berry [D-TN, 1937-1938]

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