Investigation of Senator Herman E. Talmadge: Open Session Hearings Before the Senate Committee on Ethics.... Exhibits -- Volume 3. Herman E. TALMADGE.

Investigation of Senator Herman E. Talmadge: Open Session Hearings Before the Senate Committee on Ethics.... Exhibits -- Volume 3.

Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980. Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth with gilt spine lettering against red, black and green. iii, 847pp. Marbled page edges. Extensive illustrations. Near fine. Item #47542

Talmadge (1913-2002) was a Georgia Democrat who served the peach state as 70th governor (1947-1948-55) and as senator (1957-81); in 1979 he became the eighth U.S. Senator officially censured -- for "Improper financial conduct, accepting reimbursements for official expenses not incurred, and improper reporting of campaign receipts and expenditures." Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III from Illinois (1930-2021) chaired the Committee on Ethics that brought about this rare censure, and this is his personal copy of the "Hearing Exhibits" volume -- the pictorial record, a massive amount of reproduced documents entered into evidence that chronicle Talmadge's financial misdeeds in excruciating detail. Quite unusual and truly scarce, being "Printed for the use of the Select Committee on Ethics" and not for public distribution -- likely only a handful of copies.

Price: $450.00

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