congress-resignations/congressional_resignations

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Link rowid Member Party District Congress Resignation Date Reason Source ▼ Category
560 Joseph Bailey D TX-SEN 62nd 1/3/1913 Retired; left early in disgust at election of progressive Wilson "Joe Bailey, the Last Democrat" (p. 316) F & G
238 Marlow Cook R KY-SEN 93rd 12/27/1974 Lost reelection bid; resigned to let successor start early "Kentucky's Governors" G
317 Hazel Abel R NE-SEN 83rd 12/31/1954 Elected as caretaker; resigned to let successor start early "Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics" G
475 Coleman du Pont R DE-SEN 70th 12/9/1928 Ill health "The Polluters" E
45 Chris Lee R NY-26 112th 2/9/2011 Extramarital affair/shirtless photo ABC News A
90 Bud Shuster R PA-09 107th 2/5/2001 Ethics rebuke; "health scares" ABC News B & E
371 Samuel Dickstein D NY-19 79th 12/30/1945 Elected New York Supreme Court justice American Jewish Archives C
244 Bill Saxbe R OH-SEN 93rd 1/3/1974 Appointed to Nixon administration American Presidency Project C
197 John Pastore D RI-SEN 94th 12/28/1976 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Arizona Republic G
299 Paul Kilday D TX-20 87th 9/24/1961 Appointed federal judge Arlington National Cemetery C
8 Mick Mulvaney R SC-05 115th 2/16/2017 Appointed to Trump administration Associated Press C
46 Mark Kirk R IL-10 111th 11/29/2010 Elected U.S. senator Associated Press C
55 Hilda Solis D CA-32 111th 2/24/2009 Appointed to Obama administration Associated Press C
69 Marty Meehan D MA-05 110th 7/1/2007 Took a job with University of Massachusetts Associated Press D
70 Bob Ney R OH-18 109th 11/3/2006 Pleaded guilty to Abramoff influence-peddling scandal Associated Press B
80 Frank Ballance D NC-01 108th 6/11/2004 Ill health; fraud and money laundering Associated Press B & E
95 Thomas Foglietta D PA-01 105th 11/11/1997 Appointed to Clinton administration Associated Press C
150 Raymond Lederer D PA-03 97th 4/29/1981 Bribery and conspiracy in Abscam scandal Associated Press B
176 Clifford Hansen R WY-SEN 95th 12/31/1978 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Associated Press G
457 John Tilson R CT-03 72nd 12/3/1932 Went back to "private life" to make money Associated Press D
243 James Harvey R MI-08 93rd 1/31/1974 Appointed federal judge Ballotpedia C
121 Mo Udall D AZ-02 102nd 5/4/1991 Parkinson's disease Baltimore Sun E
573 Fountain Thompson D ND-SEN 61st 1/31/1910 Ill health but was suspected to be political maneuvering Bismarck Tribune E & F
28 Ed Markey D MA-05 113th 7/15/2013 Elected U.S. senator Boston Globe C
29 John Kerry D MA-SEN 113th 2/1/2013 Appointed to Obama administration Boston Globe C
7 Ryan Zinke R MT-AL 115th 3/1/2017 Appointed to Trump administration Bozeman Daily Chronicle C
589 Tim Sullivan D NY-08 59th 7/27/1906 Bored with Congress; returned to exercise boss power in NY & run for State Senate in 1908 Brooklyn Daily Eagle C & F
227 Sam Ervin D NC-SEN 93rd 12/31/1974 Retired; resigned early to receive higher pension Burlington Daily Times-News G
3 Trent Franks R AZ-08 115th 12/8/2017 Sexual harassment/surrogacy pressure CNN X
19 Michael Grimm R NY-11 114th 1/5/2015 Tax evasion CNN B
39 Gabby Giffords D AZ-08 112th 1/25/2012 Recovery from gunshot injury CNN E
57 Hillary Clinton D NY-SEN 111th 1/21/2009 Appointed to Obama administration CNN C
59 Joe Biden D DE-SEN 111th 1/15/2009 Elected vice president CNN C
60 Rahm Emanuel D IL-05 110th 1/2/2009 Appointed to Obama administration CNN C
62 Barack Obama D IL-SEN 110th 11/16/2008 Elected president CNN C
86 James Traficant D OH-17 107th 7/24/2002 Convicted of bribery, tax evasion, and racketeering CNN B
96 Susan Molinari R NY-13 105th 8/2/1997 Took a job with CBS CNN D
78 Porter Goss R FL-14 108th 9/23/2004 Appointed to Bush administration CQ Almanac C
79 Doug Bereuter R NE-01 108th 8/31/2004 Took a job with the Asia Foundation CQ Almanac D
116 Al Gore Jr. D TN-SEN 102nd 1/2/1993 Elected vice president CQ Almanac C
48 Nathan Deal R GA-09 111th 3/21/2010 To focus on his run for governor; ethics investigation CREW B & C
25 Mel Watt D NC-12 113th 1/6/2014 Appointed to Obama administration Camel City Dispatch C
536 Eugene Kinkead D NJ-08 63rd 2/4/1915 Elected Hudson County sheriff, right to vote in House challenged Christian Science Monitor C
553 Olin Young R MI-12 63rd 5/16/1913 Turned out votes were miscounted & he didn't win election Congressional Record I
298 Frank Ikard D TX-13 87th 12/15/1961 Took a job with American Petroleum Institute Corsicana Daily Sun D
196 Robert Taft Jr. R OH-SEN 94th 12/28/1976 Lost reelection bid; resigned to let successor start early Coshocton Tribune G
122 Steve Bartlett R TX-03 102nd 3/11/1991 To focus on his run for Dallas mayor D Magazine C
256 John Williams R DE-SEN 91st 12/31/1970 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Delaware Historical Society G
257 William Roth R DE-AL 91st 12/31/1970 Appointed U.S. senator Delaware Historical Society C
338 Ed Gossett D TX-13 82nd 7/31/1951 Took a job with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Denton Record-Chronicle D
58 Ken Salazar D CO-SEN 111th 1/20/2009 Appointed to Obama administration Denver Post C
13 Candice Miller R MI-10 114th 12/31/2016 Elected Macomb County public works commish Detroit News C
347 Robert Wagner D NY-SEN 81st 6/28/1949 Health reasons Encyclopedia Britannica E
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
429 Dixie Bibb Graves D AL-SEN 75th 1/10/1938 Appointment was expiring; resigned to let successor start early Encyclopedia of Alabama G
68 Dennis Hastert R IL-14 110th 11/26/2007 No reason given, but had lost the speaker's gavel FOX News F
535 Joseph Johnson D SC-04 64th 4/19/1915 Appointed federal judge Find a Grave C
82 Ernie Fletcher R KY-06 108th 12/8/2003 Elected Kentucky governor Fletcher/Pence Inaugural C
190 Andrew Young D GA-05 95th 1/29/1977 Appointed to Carter administration Georgia Encyclopedia C
9 Tom Price R GA-06 115th 2/10/2017 Appointed to Trump administration GeorgiaPol C
162 Ed Muskie D ME-SEN 96th 5/7/1980 Appointed to Carter administration GovTrack C
360 Hugh Mitchell D WA-SEN 79th 12/25/1946 Lost reelection bid; resigned to let successor start early History Link G
445 James Beck R PA-02 73rd 9/30/1934 Frustrated with Congress, could fight the New Deal better in court Indiana Gazette F
269 Ralph Rivers D AK-AL 89th 12/30/1966 Lost reelection; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
271 Ralph Harvey R IN-10 89th 12/30/1966 Lost reelection; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
272 Leo O'Brien D NY-29 89th 12/30/1966 Retired; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
273 Harold Cooley D NC-04 89th 12/30/1966 Lost reelection; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
274 Robert Secrest D OH-15 89th 12/30/1966 Lost reelection; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
275 Paul Dague R PA-09 89th 12/30/1966 Retired; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
276 John Kunkel R PA-16 89th 12/30/1966 Retired; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
277 Tom Murray D TN-07 89th 12/30/1966 Lost reelection; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
278 Clark Thompson D TX-09 89th 12/30/1966 Retired; resigned early to receive higher pension Indianapolis Star G
279 A. Willis Robertson D VA-SEN 89th 12/30/1966 Lost reelection bid; resigned to let successor start early Indianapolis Star G
198 Stuart Symington D MO-SEN 94th 12/27/1976 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Jefferson City Post-Tribune G
491 Frank Millspaugh R MO-01 67th 12/5/1922 Appointed state finance commissioner Jefferson City Post-Tribune C
297 Lester Holtzman D NY-06 87th 12/31/1961 Elected New York Supreme Court justice Jewish Virtual Library C
54 Ellen Tauscher D CA-10 111th 6/26/2009 Appointed to Obama administration KNTV C
15 Ed Whitfield R KY-01 114th 9/6/2016 Ethics investigation Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting B
423 William McAdoo D CA-SEN 75th 11/8/1938 Took a job with American Steamship Lines Knoxville Focus D
241 Alan Bible D NV-SEN 93rd 12/17/1974 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Las Vegas Review-Journal G
42 Dean Heller R NV-02 112th 5/9/2011 Appointed U.S. senator Las Vegas Sun C
181 James Pearson R KS-SEN 95th 12/23/1978 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Lawrence Journal-World G
482 John Langley R KY-10 69th 1/11/1926 Convicted of violating Prohibition laws Lexington Herald-Leader B
51 Robert Wexler D FL-19 111th 1/3/2010 Took a job with Middle East think tank Lexology D
262 Ed Reinecke R CA-27 91st 1/21/1969 Appointed California lieutenant governor Lieutenant Governor Blog C
199 Roman Hruska R NE-SEN 94th 12/27/1976 Retired; resigned early to give successor seniority Lincoln Star G
89 Asa Hutchinson R AR-03 107th 8/6/2001 Appointed to Bush administration Log Cabin Democrat C
239 Howard Metzenbaum D OH-SEN 93rd 12/23/1974 Appointment was expiring; resigned to let successor start early Logan Daily News G
100 Charlie Wilson D TX-02 104th 10/8/1996 Probably to start clock on lobbyist waiting period Longview News-Journal D
11 Xavier Becerra D CA-34 115th 1/24/2017 Appointed California attorney general Los Angeles Times C
14 Janice Hahn D CA-44 114th 12/4/2016 Elected to LA County Board of Supervisors Los Angeles Times C
105 Norman Mineta D CA-15 104th 10/10/1995 Took a job with Lockheed Martin Los Angeles Times D
108 David Boren D OK-SEN 103rd 11/15/1994 Took a job with University of Oklahoma Los Angeles Times D
120 William Gray III D PA-02 102nd 9/11/1991 Took a job with United Negro College Fund Los Angeles Times D
167 John Moss D CA-03 95th 12/31/1978 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? Los Angeles Times G
209 Richard Hanna D CA-34 93rd 12/31/1974 Retired; probably resigned early to receive higher pension? Los Angeles Times G
250 Bradford Morse R MA-05 92nd 5/1/1972 Took a job with United Nations Los Angeles Times D
497 John Peters R ME-03 67th 1/2/1922 Appointed federal judge Maine: An Encyclopedia C
202 James Hastings R NY-39 94th 1/20/1976 Took a job with Associated Industries of New York Milwaukee Journal D
247 Elaine Edwards D LA-SEN 92nd 11/13/1972 Appointment was expiring; resigned to let successor start early Milwaukee Journal G

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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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