Revival of Proceedings in the New Senate--Indictment and Trial of Mr. Newberry and 134 Others--Further Proceedings in the Senate
THE Sixty-sixth Congress, which now assembled in special session May 19, 1919, was the one elected in November 1918, following President Wilson's famous, and unproductive, appeal to the country to give him a Democratic Congress. In the House the Republicans had 238 seats to 193 for the Democrats. In the Senate the parties stood 49 to 47,1 which, taking account of the independent Republicans2 and of Senators bearing the Republican label but really out of harmony with the party,3 was not a working Republican majority. Nevertheless the Republicans were able to organize the Senate, and so to control committees. Senator Dillingham of Vermont, Republican, replaced Senator Pomerene of Ohio, Democrat, as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, Senator Pomerene continuing on the committee as a minority member.
On the day when the special session of the new Congress opened there was again laid before the Senate a Petition by Mr. Ford asking for a recount of the ballots cast in the Michigan Senatorial election and for an investigation of alleged unlawful use of money by Mr. Newberry and on____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Henry Ford vs. Truman H. Newberry:The Famous Senate Election Contest: A Study in American Politics, Legislation and Justice. Contributors: Spencer Ervin - Author. Publisher: Richard R. Smith. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1935. Page number: 40.
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