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Congressional Resignations

This folder contains data behind the story We’ve Never Seen Congressional Resignations Like This Before.

congressional_resignations.csv contains information about the 615 members of Congress who resigned or were removed from office from March 4, 1901 (the first day of the 57th Congress) through January 15, 2018, including the resigning member’s party and district, the date they resigned, the reason for their resignation and the source of the information about their resignation.

The reasons are categorized as follows:

Code Category
X Unwanted sexual contact
A Consensual sex scandals
B Other scandals
C Other office
D Private sector
E Health/family
F Other
G Left early
H Military service
I Election overturned