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Sen. Truman Newberry

Former Senator for Michigan

Newberry was a senator from Michigan and was a Republican. He served from 1919 to 1922.

Misconudct

Newberry faced an allegation of election fraud. On Mar. 20, 1920, the Senate convicted him of bribery. On May. 2, 1921, the Supreme Court overturned the Senate conviction. On Jan. 12, 1922, the Senate affirmed his election 46-41. On Nov. 18, 1922, he resigned.

Mar. 20, 1920 Senate convicted him of bribery.
May. 2, 1921 Supreme Court overturned the Senate conviction.
Jan. 12, 1922 Senate affirmed his election 46-41.
Nov. 18, 1922 Resigned.

Newberry faced an allegation of corrupt election spending. On Mar. 20, 1920, he was found guilty of campaign finance violations. On May. 2, 1921, the Supreme Court struck down the conviction. On Sep. 29, 1921, the Committee on Privileges and Elections exonerated Newberry in the majority report. On Jan. 12, 1922, the Senate condemned Newberry for excessive expenditures, but did not unseat him.

Mar. 20, 1920 Found guilty of campaign finance violations.
May. 2, 1921 Supreme Court struck down conviction.
Sep. 29, 1921 Committee on Privileges and Elections exonerated Newberry in the majority report.
Jan. 12, 1922 Senate condemned Newberry for excessive expenditures, but did not unseat him
Photo of Sen. Truman Newberry [R-MI, 1919-1922]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1919 to Sep 1922, Newberry missed 473 of 1,070 roll call votes, which is 44.2%. This is much worse than the median of 28.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 1922. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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