Born on this date, controversial US Senator Waldo Johnson of Missouri sided with secessionists during the Civil War to the anger of many legislative colleagues. They introduced a resolution to expel him, effectively labeling him a traitor, and succeeded in kicking him out in early 1862 by a vote of 35-0, according to a history from the US. Senate. He later served in the Confederate army and served as a lawyer before his death in 1885.

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