congress-resignations/congressional_resignations

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Link rowid Member Party District ▼ Congress Resignation Date Reason Source Category
53 Mel Martinez R FL-SEN 111th 9/9/2009 "To move on," spend time with family; later joined lobbying firm New York Times D & E
269 Ralph Rivers D AK-AL 89th 12/30/1966 Lost reelection; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
84 Frank Murkowski R AK-SEN 107th 12/2/2002 Elected Alaska governor U.S. Congress C
27 Jo Bonner R AL-01 113th 8/2/2013 Took a job with University of Alabama Roll Call D
443 John McDuffie D AL-01 74th 3/2/1935 Appointed federal judge U.S. Congress C
428 Lister Hill D AL-02 75th 1/11/1938 Appointed U.S. senator U.S. Congress C
549 Henry Clayton D AL-03 63rd 5/25/1914 Appointed federal judge U.S. Congress C
476 William Bowling D AL-05 70th 8/16/1928 Appointed Alabama judge U.S. Congress C
507 Thomas Heflin D AL-05 66th 11/1/1920 To focus on his run for Senate U.S. Congress C
411 Walter Bankhead D AL-07 77th 2/1/1941 Retured to his law practice (was always meant as a caretaker) Encyclopedia of Alabama D
361 John Sparkman D AL-08 79th 11/5/1946 Elected U.S. senator U.S. Congress C
10 Jeff Sessions R AL-SEN 115th 2/8/2017 Appointed to Trump administration Washington Examiner C
155 Donald Stewart D AL-SEN 96th 1/1/1981 Lost reelection bid; resigned to let successor start early UPI G
185 Maryon Allen D AL-SEN 95th 11/7/1978 Appointment was expiring; resigned to let successor start early U.S. Congress G
429 Dixie Bibb Graves D AL-SEN 75th 1/10/1938 Appointment was expiring; resigned to let successor start early Encyclopedia of Alabama G
434 Hugo Black D AL-SEN 75th 8/19/1937 Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Congress C
98 Ray Thornton D AR-02 104th 1/1/1997 Elected Arkansas Supreme Court justice U.S. Congress C
431 John Miller D AR-02 75th 11/14/1937 Elected U.S. senator U.S. Congress C
89 Asa Hutchinson R AR-03 107th 8/6/2001 Appointed to Bush administration Log Cabin Democrat C
281 Oren Harris D AR-04 89th 2/2/1966 Appointed federal judge U.S. Congress C
585 John Little D AR-04 59th 1/14/1907 Elected Arkansas governor U.S. Congress C
451 Heartsill Ragon D AR-05 73rd 6/16/1933 Appointed federal judge U.S. Congress C
557 Joe T. Robinson D AR-06 62nd 1/14/1913 Elected Arkansas governor U.S. Congress C
205 J. William Fulbright D AR-SEN 93rd 12/31/1974 Lost reelection bid; quit to go on vacation & receive higher pension New York Times G
409 John Miller D AR-SEN 77th 3/31/1941 Appointed federal judge U.S. Congress C
121 Mo Udall D AZ-02 102nd 5/4/1991 Parkinson's disease Baltimore Sun E
301 Stewart Udall D AZ-02 87th 1/18/1961 Appointed to Kennedy administration U.S. Congress C
3 Trent Franks R AZ-08 115th 12/8/2017 Sexual harassment/surrogacy pressure CNN X
39 Gabby Giffords D AZ-08 112th 1/25/2012 Recovery from gunshot injury CNN E
452 Lewis Douglas D AZ-AL 72nd 3/4/1933 Appointed to Roosevelt administration U.S. Congress C
588 James Gillett R CA-01 59th 11/4/1906 Elected California governor U.S. Congress C
167 John Moss D CA-03 95th 12/31/1978 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? Los Angeles Times G
598 Victor Metcalf R CA-03 58th 7/1/1904 Appointed to Roosevelt administration U.S. Congress C
292 John Shelley D CA-05 88th 1/7/1964 Elected San Francisco mayor U.S. Congress C
242 Bill Mailliard R CA-06 93rd 3/5/1974 Appointed to Nixon administration New York Times C
93 Ron Dellums D CA-09 105th 2/6/1998 "To do other things"; ended up consulting for healthcare company Washington Post D
54 Ellen Tauscher D CA-10 111th 6/26/2009 Appointed to Obama administration KNTV C
206 Charles Gubser R CA-10 93rd 12/31/1974 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? U.S. Congress G
534 William Stephens R CA-10 64th 7/22/1916 Appointed California lieutenant governor U.S. Congress C
342 Richard Nixon R CA-12 81st 11/30/1950 Appointed U.S. senator U.S. Congress C
168 John McFall D CA-14 95th 12/31/1978 Lost reelection; might've left early to receive higher pension or lobby Washington Post G
105 Norman Mineta D CA-15 104th 10/10/1995 Took a job with Lockheed Martin Los Angeles Times D
132 Tony Coelho D CA-15 101st 6/15/1989 Personal finances under investigation New York Times B
387 Will Rogers Jr. D CA-16 78th 5/23/1944 Joined the Army U.S. Congress H
113 Leon Panetta D CA-17 103rd 1/21/1993 Appointed to Clinton administration Washington Post C
35 Dennis Cardoza D CA-18 112th 8/15/2012 "Parenting challenges"; took a job with a law firm POLITICO D & E
207 Chet Holifield D CA-19 93rd 12/31/1974 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? U.S. Congress G
327 Norris Poulson R CA-24 83rd 7/11/1953 Elected Los Angeles mayor New York Times C
284 James Roosevelt D CA-26 89th 9/30/1965 Appointed to Johnson administration U.S. Congress C
262 Ed Reinecke R CA-27 91st 1/21/1969 Appointed California lieutenant governor Lieutenant Governor Blog C
149 George Danielson D CA-30 97th 3/9/1982 Appointed California appellate judge U.S. House of Representatives C
55 Hilda Solis D CA-32 111th 2/24/2009 Appointed to Obama administration Associated Press C
208 Craig Hosmer R CA-32 93rd 12/31/1974 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? U.S. Congress G
169 Del Clawson R CA-33 95th 12/31/1978 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? Washington Post G
11 Xavier Becerra D CA-34 115th 1/24/2017 Appointed California attorney general Los Angeles Times C
209 Richard Hanna D CA-34 93rd 12/31/1974 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? Los Angeles Times G
44 Jane Harman D CA-36 112th 2/28/2011 Took a job with the Woodrow Wilson Center Wilson Center D
104 Walter Tucker III D CA-37 104th 12/15/1995 Convicted of extortion and tax evasion New York Times B
255 John Tunney D CA-38 91st 1/2/1971 Appointed U.S. senator U.S. Congress C
14 Janice Hahn D CA-44 114th 12/4/2016 Elected to LA County Board of Supervisors Los Angeles Times C
76 Christopher Cox R CA-48 109th 8/2/2005 Appointed to Bush administration Securities & Exchange Commission C
75 Duke Cunningham R CA-50 109th 12/1/2005 Bribery and tax evasion San Diego Union-Tribune B
33 Bob Filner D CA-51 112th 12/3/2012 Elected San Diego mayor USA Today C
124 Pete Wilson R CA-SEN 102nd 1/7/1991 Elected California governor U.S. Congress C
193 John Tunney D CA-SEN 94th 1/1/1977 Lost reelection bid; resigned to let successor start early UPI G
254 George Murphy R CA-SEN 91st 1/2/1971 Lost reelection bid & left early; unclear why New York Times G
286 Pierre Salinger D CA-SEN 88th 12/31/1964 Lost reelection; resigned early to take film job & give successor seniority Palm Springs Desert Sun D & G
329 Richard Nixon R CA-SEN 82nd 1/1/1953 Elected vice president U.S. Congress C
341 Sheridan Downey D CA-SEN 81st 11/30/1950 Ill health U.S. Congress E
423 William McAdoo D CA-SEN 75th 11/8/1938 Took a job with American Steamship Lines Knoxville Focus D
601 John Shafroth D CO-01 58th 2/15/1904 Agreed that his opponent had rightfully won the election U.S. Congress I
58 Ken Salazar D CO-SEN 111th 1/20/2009 Appointed to Obama administration Denver Post C
457 John Tilson R CT-03 72nd 12/3/1932 Went back to "private life" to make money Associated Press D
593 Frank Brandegee R CT-03 59th 5/10/1905 Elected U.S. senator U.S. Congress C
406 Joseph Smith D CT-05 77th 11/4/1941 Appointed federal judge U.S. Congress C
578 George Lilley R CT-AL 60th 1/6/1909 Seat vacated when he became Connecticut governor U.S. Congress C
345 Raymond Baldwin R CT-SEN 81st 12/16/1949 Appointed Connecticut Supreme Court justice New York Times C
257 William Roth R DE-AL 91st 12/31/1970 Appointed U.S. senator Delaware Historical Society C
607 Heisler Ball R DE-AL 57th 3/3/1903 Elected U.S. senator U.S. Congress C
59 Joe Biden D DE-SEN 111th 1/15/2009 Elected vice president CNN C
256 John Williams R DE-SEN 91st 12/31/1970 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Delaware Historical Society G
475 Coleman du Pont R DE-SEN 70th 12/9/1928 Ill health "The Polluters" E
498 Josiah Wolcott D DE-SEN 67th 7/2/1921 Appointed Delaware chancellor U.S. Congress C
88 Joe Scarborough R FL-01 107th 9/5/2001 To spend more time with his sons Northwest Florida Daily News E
385 Bob Sikes D FL-03 78th 10/19/1944 Joined the Army National Military Fish & Wildlife Association H
78 Porter Goss R FL-14 108th 9/23/2004 Appointed to Bush administration CQ Almanac C
71 Mark Foley R FL-16 109th 9/29/2006 Sexting with underage pages (same-sex) Washington Post X
24 Trey Radel R FL-19 113th 1/27/2014 Cocaine possession USA Today B
51 Robert Wexler D FL-19 111th 1/3/2010 Took a job with Middle East think tank Lexology D
383 Lex Green D FL-AL 78th 11/25/1944 Joined the Navy U.S. Congress H
156 Dick Stone D FL-SEN 96th 12/31/1980 Lost reelection bid; resigned to let successor start early U.S. Congress G
210 Ed Gurney R FL-SEN 93rd 12/31/1974 Retired; might've left early for pension, seniority, or indictment Orlando Sentinel B & G
458 Charles Crisp D GA-03 72nd 10/7/1932 Appointed to U.S. Tariff Commission U.S. Congress C
529 William Adamson D GA-04 65th 12/18/1917 Appointed federal judge U.S. Congress C
190 Andrew Young D GA-05 95th 1/29/1977 Appointed to Carter administration Georgia Encyclopedia C
369 Robert Ramspeck D GA-05 79th 12/31/1945 Took a job with Air Transport Association U.S. Congress D
9 Tom Price R GA-06 115th 2/10/2017 Appointed to Trump administration GeorgiaPol C
92 Newt Gingrich R GA-06 106th 1/3/1999 Faced caucus revolt after disappointing midterm New York Times F
48 Nathan Deal R GA-09 111th 3/21/2010 To focus on his run for governor; ethics investigation CREW B & C
541 Thomas Hardwick D GA-10 63rd 11/2/1914 To focus on his run for Senate U.S. Congress C

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CREATE TABLE "congress-resignations/congressional_resignations" (
"Member" TEXT,
  "Party" TEXT,
  "District" TEXT,
  "Congress" TEXT,
  "Resignation Date" TEXT,
  "Reason" TEXT,
  "Source" TEXT,
  "Category" TEXT
);
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