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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: New Hampshire

in chronological order

  Nathaniel Peabody (1741-1823) — of Atkinson, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Topsfield, Essex County, Mass., March 1, 1741. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1776-79, 1781-85, 1787-90, 1793-96; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Hampshire, 1779-80, 1785; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1782-83; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1784-86; member of New Hampshire state senate from Rockingham County, 1785-86, 1790-93. Confined in a debtor's prison for about twenty years. Died in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., June 27, 1823 (age 82 years, 118 days). Interment at Old Cemetery, South Hampton, N.H.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nehemiah George Ordway (1828-1907) — also known as Nehemiah G. Ordway — of Warner, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Warner, Merrimack County, N.H., November 10, 1828. Republican. New Hampshire Republican state chair, 1860; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Warner, 1875-77; member of New Hampshire state senate 9th District, 1879-80; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1880-84. Indicted on corruption charges in 1883; his criminal trial in 1884 was cut short by a jurisdiction ruling; removed from office by President Arthur. Died July 1, 1907 (age 78 years, 233 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Warner, N.H.
  Relatives: Father of George Ordway (1843?-?).
  Llewelyn Sherman Adams (1899-1986) — also known as Sherman Adams; "The Abominable No Man"; "The Great Stone Face" — of Lincoln, Grafton County, N.H. Born in East Dover, Dover, Windham County, Vt., January 8, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lumberman; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1941-44; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1943-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944, 1952 (speaker); U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1945-47; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Lincoln, 1948; Governor of New Hampshire, 1949-53; defeated, 1946; assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-58; forced to resign in 1958 following disclosure that he had accepted gifts from a Boston businessman seeking preferred treatment from federal agencies. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Grange; Elks; Society of Colonial Wars; Foresters. Died in Hanover, Grafton County, N.H., October 27, 1986 (age 87 years, 292 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Clyde A. Adams and Winnie Marian (Sherman) Adams; married, July 28, 1923, to Rachael Leona White.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David A. Brock (b. 1936) — of Hopkinton, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in 1936. U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1969-72; superior court judge in New Hampshire, 1976-78; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1978-86; chief justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1986-. Impeached in 2000 by the New Hampshire House of Representatives on several charges including improperly influencing a lower court judge and lying to a legislative committee; acquitted by the New Hampshire Senate. Still living as of 2000.
  Cross-reference: W. Stephen Thayer III — Sherman D. Horton, Jr. — John T. Broderick, Jr.
  W. Stephen Thayer III (b. 1946) — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in 1946. U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1981-84; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1986-2000. Allegedly asked Chief Justice David A. Brock not to appoint a certain lower court judge to a panel of judges that would hear the appeal of his divorce case; following an investigation, he was forced to resign in 2000 from the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Still living as of 2000.
  Cross-reference: Sherman D. Horton, Jr. — John T. Broderick, Jr.
  John T. Broderick, Jr. (b. 1947) — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in 1947. Justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1995-. Investigated in 2000 by the Judiciary Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in connection with the charges against Chief Justice David A. Brock and Justice W. Stephen Thayer III, but articles of impeachment against him were rejected by the House. Arrested in October 2000 for assault against his 30-year-old son. but charges were dropped. Still living as of 2001.
  Sherman D. Horton, Jr. (b. 1931) — of Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in 1931. Justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1990-2000. Investigated in 2000 by the Judiciary Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in connection with the charges against Chief Justice David A. Brock and Justice W. Stephen Thayer III, but articles of impeachment against him were rejected by the House. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of William R. Johnson (1930-).
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