What the Illinois Senate Did
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Lorimer, William, 1861-1934
Illinois. General Assembly. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
The three-panel cartoon illustrates the political fallout over the Lorimer Scandal in which Illinois Speaker of the House Edward D. Shurtleff and his followers broke the 1909 deadlock over the election of a new U. S. Senator from Illinois by bribing House Democrats to change their votes. The Senate validated WIlliam Lorimer's election, but invalidated the election in 1912 after one of the Representatives accepting a bribe came forward to the Chicago Tribune.
McCutcheon, John T.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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John T. McCutcheon Collection
52 x 36 cm
McCutcheon, John T., “What the Illinois Senate Did,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 20, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24856.