Newberry was a senator from Michigan and was a Republican. He served from 1919 to 1922.
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|
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||56||49||87.5%||91st|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||87||87||100.0%||99th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||39||23||59.0%||87th|
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