115 years ago today - Jun 6, 1906

The "Burrows Committee" of the U.S. Senate, after extensive hearings, votes seven to five to recommend expulsion of Apostle and Senator Reed Smoot. In 1907 the full Senate does not follow the Committee's recommendation and seats Smoot. A crucial influence was that of President Roosevelt, who, after a private meeting with Smoot, threw his personal support behind the Utahn.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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