|Title||Expulsion of Senator Bright from the United States Senate for Disloyalty. His Final Defence [sic].|
after M. Lumley
|Medium||Wood engraving, black and white|
|Dimensions||h. 9.5 x w. 13.9375 in. ( h. 24.13 x w. 35.40125 cm)|
|Credit Line||U.S. Senate Collection|
In February of 1862 the Senate expelled Jesse Bright of Indiana, a shrewd and hot-tempered politician whose mastery of Senate rules and procedures earned him the position of president pro tempore on several occasions. Although the Senate has considered other expulsion cases through the years, Bright still holds the distinction of being the last senator expelled.