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Jesse D. Bright
Jesse D. Bright

Jesse D. Bright (December 18, 1812May 20, 1875) was a Democratic Senator from Indiana during the period of March 4, 1845 to February 5, 1862. He was born in Norwich, New York and moved to Madison, Indiana in 1820. Image File history File links JesseDBright. ... Image File history File links JesseDBright. ... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 20 May is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Norwich, New York is the name of two locations in Chenango County, New York. ... Madison is a city located in Jefferson County, Indiana. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


As Senator

Bright was elected in 1845 to represent Indiana in the United States Senate. He kept his post until he was expelled from the Senate, in 1862. This was due to Bright's recognition of Jefferson Davis as the President of the Confederate States of America and support of the rebellion. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The United States Constitution gives the Senate the power to expel any member by a two-thirds vote. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American soldier and politician. ... The President of the Confederate States was the Head of State of the short-lived republic of the Confederate States of America which seceded from the United States. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861 until captured...

  • Bright Served on the following Committees:
    • Committee on Enrolled Bills (Twenty-ninth Congress)
    • Committee on Public Buildings (Twenty-ninth Congress)
    • Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirtieth Congress)
    • Committee on Roads and Canals (Thirty-first, Thirty-second, Thirty-third Congresses)
    • Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses)

Bright also served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate several times throughout his tenure. A Congressional committee in the parlance of the United States Congress and politics of the United States is a legislative sub-organization that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress, making necessary and proper laws). ... Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska is the current President pro tempore of the Senate. ...


Other Posts Held

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External links

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...

Preceded by:
Albert S. White
United States Senator (Class 1) from Indiana
1845-1862
Succeeded by:
Joseph A. Wright
Preceded by:
Lewis Cass
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
December 5, 1854June 9, 1856
Succeeded by:
Charles E. Stuart
Preceded by:
Charles E. Stuart
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
June 11, 1856January 6, 1857
Succeeded by:
James M. Mason
Preceded by:
Benjamin Fitzpatrick
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
June 12, 1860June 13, 1860
Succeeded by:
Benjamin Fitzpatrick
Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate Seal of the United States Senate President Pro Tempore
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  Results from FactBites:
 
U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Historical Minutes > 1851-1877 > Friendship or Treason? (464 words)
When the Senate took up the matter in January 1862, Bright explained that the captured arms supplier was a former client of his law practice.
Aware that the Senate's Republican majority caucus had already determined his fate, Bright took the Senate floor on February 5, 1862, to state his case, if only "for posterity." He then gathered his belongings and walked solemnly from the chamber.
Moments later, by a vote of 32 to 14, Bright became the 14th and final senator expelled by the Senate during the Civil War.
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