Political Corruption In America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power, and Greed, 1st Edition

  • Mark Grossman
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  • ISBN-10: 1592373089
  • ISBN-13: 9781592373086
  • DDC: 364.132309
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 738 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Since colonial times, there has been no shortage of politicians willing to take a bribe, skirt campaign finance laws, or act in their own interests. Corruption like the Whiskey Ring, Watergate, and Whitewater cases dominate American life, making political scandal a leading U.S. industry. From judges to senators, presidents to mayors, Political Corruption in America discusses the infamous people throughout history who have been accused of and implicated in crooked behavior.

In this second edition, more than 250 A–Z entries explore the people, crimes, investigations, and court cases behind 200 years of American political scandals. This unbiased volume also delves into the issues surrounding Koreagate, the Chinese campaign scandal, and other ethical lapses. Relevant statutes and terms, including the Independent Counsel Statute and impeachment as a tool of political punishment, are examined as well. Students, scholars, and other readers interested in American history, political science, and ethics will appreciate this survey of a wide range of corrupting influences. This title focuses on how politicians from all parties have fallen because of their greed and hubris, and how society has used electoral and judicial means against those who tested the accepted standards of political conduct.

A full range of illustrations including political cartoons, photos of key figures, graphs of presidential pardons, and tables showing the number of expulsions and censures in both the House and Senate round out the text. In addition, a comprehensive chronology of the major political scandals in U.S. history. For further reading, an extensive bibliography lists sources including archival letters, newspapers, and private manuscript collections from the United States and Great Britain.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Half Title Page.
1: Abramoff, Jack (1959– ).
2: ABSCAM.
3: Adams, Llewelyn Sherman (1899–1986).
4: Addonizio, Hugh Joseph (1914–1981).
5: Agnew, Spiro Theodore (1918–1996).
6: Ames, Adelbert (1835–1933).
7: Ames, Oakes (1804–1873).
8: Archbald, Robert Wodrow (1848–1926).
9: Archer, Stevenson (1827–1898).
Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 494 U.S. 652 (1990).
10: Axtell, Samuel Beach (1819–1881).
11: Baker, Robert Gene (1928– ).
Barry v. United States ex rel. Cunningham, 279 U.S. 597 (1929).
12: Barstow, William Augustus (1813–1865).
13: Belknap, William Worth (1829–1890).
14: Biaggi, Mario (1917–).
15: Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore (1877–1947).
16: Bingham, Hiram (1875–1956).
17: Blagojevich, Milorad “Rod” R. (1956– ).
18: Blaine, James Gillespie (1830–1893).
19: Blanton, Leonard Ray (1930–1996).
20: Brehm, Walter Ellsworth (1892–1971).
21: Brewster, Daniel Baugh (1923–2007).
22: Brooks, James (1810–1873).
Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 (1976).
23: Bullock, Rufus Brown (1834–1907).
24: Bundling.
25: Burton, Joseph Ralph (1852–1923).
Burton v. United States, 202 U.S. 344 (1906).
26: Bustamante, Albert Garza (1935– ).
27: Butler, David C. (1829–1891).
28: Butler, Roderick Randum (1827–1902).
29: Caldwell, Alexander (1830–1917).
30: Campaign Finance Scandal 1996.
31: Catron, Thomas Benton (1840–1921).
32: Censure.
33: Chinagate.
34: Choate, Joseph Hodges (1832–1917).
35: Cianci, Vincent Albert, Jr. (1941– ).
Claiborne v. United States, 465 U.S. 1305 (1984).
36: Clark, William Andrews (1839–1925).
37: Clayton, Powell (1833–1914).
38: Clinton, William Jefferson (1946– ).
39: Code of Official Conduct.
40: Coelho, Anthony Lee (1942– ).
41: Colfax, Schuyler, Jr. (1823–1885).
Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee v. Federal Election Commission, 116 S. Ct. 2309, 518 U.S. 604 (1996).
42: Colvin, Harvey Doolittle (1815–1892).
43: Coman, Thomas (1836–1909).
44: Common Cause.
45: Congressional Ethics Code.
46: Connally, John Bowden, Jr. (1917–1993).
47: Connelly, Matthew J. (1907–1976).
48: Contempt of Congress.
49: Corrupt Practices Act, 36 Stat. 822 (1910).
50: Coughlin, John Joseph (1860–1938).
51: Covode, John (1808–1871).
52: Cox, Charles Christopher (1952– ).
Cox Report.
53: Cranston, Alan MacGregor (1914–2000).
54: Crédit Mobilier Scandal.
55: Croker, Richard (1841–1922).
56: Cunningham, Randall Harold (1941–).
57: Curley, James Michael (1874–1958).
58: Curtis, George William (1824–1892).
59: Daugherty, Harry Micajah (1860–1941).
60: Democracy: An American Novel.
61: Denby, Edwin (1870–1929).
62: Dever, William Emmett (1862–1929).
63: Deweese, John Thomas (1835–1906).
64: Dewey, Thomas Edmund (1902–1971).
65: Diggs, Charles Coleman, Jr. (1922–1998).
66: Dodd, Thomas Joseph (1907–1971).
67: Dorsey, Stephen Wallace (1842–1916).
68: Duer, William (1747–1799).
69: Durenberger, David Ferdinand (1934– ).
70: Dwyer, R. Budd (1939–1987).
71: Eaton, Dorman Bridgman (1823–1899).
72: Edwards, Edwin Washington (1927– ).
73: Edwards, Francis Smith (1817–1899).
74: Eilberg, Joshua (1921–2004).
75: English, George Washington (1868–1941).
76: Espy, Michael Albert (1953– ).
77: Ethics in Government Act, Public Law 95-521 (1978).
78: Ethics Reform Act of 1989, Public Law 101–194 (1989).
Evans v. United States (504 U.S. 255 [1992]).
79: Executive Privilege.
80: Expulsion.
81: Fall, Albert Bacon (1861–1944).
82: Fauntroy, Walter Edward (1933– ).
83: Federal Corrupt Practices Act of 1925, 43 Stat. 1070; 2 U.S.C. § 241 (1925).
84: Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, Public Law 92–225, 86 Stat. 3, 2 USC § 431 et seq. (1971).
85: Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Federal Election Commission v. Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc., 479 U.S. 238 (1986).
Federal Election Commission v. National Conservative Political Action Committee, 470 U.S. 480 (1985).
Federal Election Commission v. National Right to Work Committee, 459 U.S. 197 (1982).
86: Ferguson, James Edward (1871–1944).
87: Filegate.
88: Fletcher, Ernest Lee (1952– ).
89: Flood, Daniel John (1903–1994).
Florida Right to Life, Inc. v. Lamar, 233 F. 3rd 1288 (11th Cir. 2001).
90: Ford, John N. (1942– ).
91: Fortas, Abraham (1919–1982).
92: Foulke, William Dudley (1848–1935).
93: Garcia, Robert (1933– ).
94: Garfield, James Abram (1831–1881).
95: Gaynor, William Jay (1848–1913).
96: Gilbert, William Augustus (1815–1875).
97: Goebel, William (1856–1900).
98: Gore, Albert Arnold, Jr. (1948– ).
99: Grover, La Fayette (1823–1911).
100: Hague, Frank (1876–1956).
101: Hall, Abraham Oakey (1826–1898).
102: Hanna, Richard Thomas (1914–2001).
103: Hansen, George Vernon (1930– ).
104: Hastings, Alcee Lamar (1936– ).
105: Hatch Act, 53 Stat. 1147 (1939).
106: Hays, Wayne Levere (1911–1989).
107: Hayt, Ezra Ayres (1823–1902).
108: Helstoski, Henry (1925–1999).
109: Henderson, John Brooks (1826–1913).
110: Hevesi, Alan G. (1940– ).
111: Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951 (1946).
112: Hoeppel, John Henry (1881–1976).
113: Hoffman, Harold Giles (1896–1954).
114: Hoffman, John Thompson (1828–1888).
115: Holden, William Woods (1818–1892).
116: Honoraria.
117: Hopkinson, Francis (1737–1791).
118: House of Representatives Banking Scandal.
119: House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
120: House of Representatives Post Office Scandal.
121: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Scandal.
122: Hubbard, Carroll, Jr. (1937– ).
123: Hubbell, Levi (1808–1876).
124: Hunt, (Harold) Guy (1933– ).
125: Impeachment.
126: Income Tax Scandal, Department of Justice (1951–1952).
127: Independent Counsel Statute, 28 U.S.C. 1826.
128: Independent Expenditures.
129: Influence Peddling.
130: Ingersoll, Robert Green (1833–1899).
131: Iran-Contra Affair.
132: Jackson, Edward Franklin (1873–1954).
133: Jackson, James (1757–1806).
134: Jefferson, William Jennings (1947– ).
135: Jenckes, Thomas Allen (1818–1875).
136: Jerome, William Travers (1859–1934).
137: Johnson, Thomas Francis (1909–1988).
138: Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980, 28 U.S.C. § 372(c) (1980).
Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125 (1935).
139: Keating Five.
140: Kellogg, William Pitt (1830–1918).
141: Kerner, Otto, Jr. (1908–1976).
Kilbourn v. Thompson, 103 U.S. 168 (1881).
142: Kim, Jay Chang-iun (1939– ).
143: King, Cecil Rhodes (1898–1974).
144: King, William Smith (1828–1900).
145: Koreagate.
146: Lance, Thomas Bertram “Bert” (1931– ).
147: Langer, William (1886–1959).
148: Leche, Richard Webster (1898–1965).
149: Lederer, Raymond Francis (1938– ).
150: Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, Public Law 104-65, 109 Stat. 691, 2 U.S.C. § 1601 (1995).
151: Lorimer, William (1861–1934).
152: Louderback, Harold (1881–1941).
153: Lyon, Caleb (1822–1875).
154: Mandel, Marvin (1920– ).
155: Manton, Martin Thomas (1880–1946).
156: Marshall, Humphrey (1760–1841).
157: Matteson, Orsamus Benajah (1805–1889).
158: Mavroules, Nicholas James (1929–2003).
159: May, Andrew Jackson (1875–1959).
McCormick v. United States (500 U.S. 257 [1991]).
160: McCray, Warren Terry (1865–1938).
161: McDade, Joseph Michael (1931– ).
McGrain v. Daugherty, 273 U.S. 135 (1927).
162: Mecham, Evan (1924–2008).
163: Miller, Thomas Woodnutt (1886–1973).
164: Mills, Wilbur Daigh (1909–1992).
165: Mitchell, John Hipple (1835–1905).
166: Mitchell, John Newton (1913–1988).
167: Mollohan, Alan Bowlby (1943– ).
168: Morales, Daniel C. (1956– ).
Morrison v. Olson, 487 U.S. 654 (1988).
169: Mugwumps.
170: Myers, Michael Joseph (1943– ).
Newberry v. United States, 256 U.S. 232 (1921).
171: Ney, Robert William (1954– ).
172: Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913–1994).
Nixon v. Shrink Missouri PAC, 528 U.S. 377 (2000).
Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993).