What the Illinois Senate Did

Title

What the Illinois Senate Did

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
Political corruption
Lorimer, William, 1861-1934
Broderick, John
Illinois. General Assembly. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Description

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.

Creator

McCutcheon, John T.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1911-06-19

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

403031
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

52 x 36 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “What the Illinois Senate Did,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 20, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24856.