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House Ethics Committee
The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics Committee) of the House of Representatives released a report in November 2004 summarizing the cases that have come before it (and previous committees) since the beginning of the Republic.
Here's a brief summary of the actions. Note, not all of the Members were found guilty. (Let's keep a running tab of the States involved)
The Honorable Matthew Lyon (Vermont) (1789) -- charged with "disorderly behavior" (he spat on Rep. Roger Griswold after an exchange of insults); "gross indecency of language in his defense before Congress. Censure and expulsion resolutions failed. Lyon sent a letter of apology. Vermont - 1
The Honorable Roger Griswold (Connecticut) (1789) -- charged with "disorderly behavior" (whacked Lyon with a "stout cane"; Lyon replied by whacking Griswold with fireplace tongs). Censure and expulsion resolutions failed. Both Members pledged to keep the peace. Connecticut - 1
The Honorable Matthew Lyon (Vermont) (1799) -- Convicted of violating the Sedition Act, fined and served four months in prison while a Member of the House. Expulsion vote failed. Re-elected after conviction. Vermont - 2 (okay, same guy)
The Honorable William Stanberry (Ohio) (1832) -- Insulted Speaker during floor debate. Censured. Ohio - 1
The Honorable John Quincy Adams (Massachusetts) (1832) -- Refused to vote on resolution to censure Stanberry. Censure resolution tabled. Massachusetts - 1
The Honorable Sherrod Williams (Kentucky) (1836) -- Insulted chairman of the Committee of the Whole House during debate. Censured without formal vote, then House "reconsidered" its censure two days later. Kentucky - 1
The Honorable John Quincy Adams (Massachusetts) (1837) -- charged with "Gross disrespect to this House". (The House had a gag rule, that basically forbade Members from talking about slavery. Adams broke the gag rule by requesting a petition that was reputedly to come from slaves). Censure resolution withdrawn and substitute resolution rejected. Massachusetts - 2
The Honorable William J. Graves (Kentucky) and The Honorable Henry Wise (Virginia) -- charged with breach of the privileges of the House (now, that's an understatement!) Graves killed Rep. Jonathan Cilley (Maine) in a duel over words spoken in a debate. Wise acted as Graves' second. A censure resolution was tabled. Kentucky - 2; Virginia - 1
The Honorable Alexander Duncan (Ohio) -- charged with violating privileges of the House, by publishing remarks in a newspaper insulting another Member. Censure resolution tabled. Ohio - 2
The Honorable John Quincy Adams (Massachusetts) (1842) -- breach of privileges of the House (presented a petition to the House from constituents regarding dissolution of the Union). Massachusetts - 3 (Adams was the only Member ever making three appearances; until Gingrich who has nine appearances, and deserves his own Ethics page).
The Honorable Joshua Giddings (Ohio) (1842) -- charged with "unwarranted and unwarrantable" conduct, in presenting a series of resolutions relating to slavery and negotiations with Great Britain. (This was another violation of the so-called gag rule), Censured. Resigned, then resoundingly re-elected. Ohio --3
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