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Sen. Hiram Bingham

Former Senator for Connecticut

Bingham was a senator from Connecticut and was a Republican. He served from 1927 to 1933.

He was previously a senator from Connecticut as a Republican from 1924 to 1927.

Misconudct

Bingham hired a lobbyist who was still being paid by a manufacturing organization. On Nov. 4, 1929, the Senate censured him 54-22.

Oct. 17, 1929 Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary despite not being named in the investigation, Bingham volunteered to testify before the subcommittee to defend his former staff member, the lobbyist Charles Eyanson. Bingham said he asked the manufacturer's association to loan him Eyanson, but to keep paying Eyanson. Then Bingham temporarily replaced his principal clerk with Eyanson so that Eyanson could attend closed sessions on tariff proposals.
Oct. 26, 1929 Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary condemned the arrangement, but did not recommend censure. Over the next few weeks, Bingham attacked the Judiciary subcommittee as having been unfairly partisan.
Nov. 1, 1929 Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Norris introduced a resolution to censure Bingham for his discourteous behavior towards his colleagues.
Nov. 4, 1929 Senate censured 54-22 after the censure resolution was modified to indicate that Bingham had no corrupt motives
1932 Lost his bid for re-election.
Photo of Sen. Hiram Bingham [R-CT, 1927-1933]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1925 to Mar 1933, Bingham missed 272 of 1,209 roll call votes, which is 22.5%. This is on par with the median of 22.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1933. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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