Edmund G. Ross: A Profile in Impeachment Corruption, Not Courage

Ross cast the vote that saved President Andrew Johnson. By David O. Stewart, J.D. The current impeachment proceedings have revived the historical error of proclaiming Kansas Senator Edmund G. Ross a hero for providing the vote that saved President Andrew Johnson’s job after the April 1868 impeachment trial.    For many years after that one-vote verdict,[…]

Edmund G. Ross, the Man Who Saved Andrew Johnson

Introduction Edmund Gibson Ross (December 7, 1826 – May 8, 1907) was a politician who represented Kansas after the American Civil War and was later governor of the New Mexico Territory. His vote against convicting President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors” allowed Johnson to stay in office by the margin of one vote. As[…]