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Favorable or Unfavorable #51: John A. Bingham


Favorable or Unfavorable #51: John A. Bingham  

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John A Bingham (PA-R) is hard to classify. He's often considered a Radical Republican because he was pro-impeachment, and he framed the 14th Amendment. He also wanted to abolish the SC. But he was also a Republican that worked hard to restrain the radicals. Grant gave him a happy exile in Japan. 

His actions:

Bingham, John A. 1865 Role in the Lincoln Assassination trial
Bingham, John A. 1866 threatens to abolish Supreme Court
Bingham, John A. 1866 a leader of congressional moderates in combating Radical Recon
Bingham, John A. 1866 principle framer of 14th Amdt
Bingham, John A. 1867 has moderate Recon plan
Bingham, John A. 1868 A House prosecutor in Johnson impeachment trial
Bingham, John A. 1872 Implicated in Credit Mobilier scandal and loses reelection as a result
Bingham, John A. 1873 Appt Amb to Japan by Grant, serving for 12 years and for five presidents
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