Timelines
Impeachment

  • 1787
    Impeachment Process Included In Constitution

  • 1788
    Hamilton Defends Impeachment Process

  • 1797
    First Member Of Congress Impeached

  • 1804
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Impeached
    Judge First To Be Impeached, Convicted

  • 1830
    Third Federal Judge Impeached

  • 1862
    Confederate Tie Leads To Impeachment Conviction

  • 1868
    Andrew Johnson First President To Be Impeached

  • 1873
    Judge, A Friend Of Lincoln, Is Impeached

  • 1876
    First Cabinet Secretary Impeached

  • 1904
    Federal Judge Charles H. Swayne Impeached

  • 1912
    Commerce Court Judge Is Impeached, Convicted

  • 1926
    Judge English Resigns As Impeachment Trial Nears

  • 1933
    Judge Louderback Impeached; Acquittal Follows

  • 1936
    Senate Convicts Federal Judge Ritter

  • 1974
    Nixon Resigns In Face Of Impeachment
    Senate Committee Revises Impeachment Rules

  • 1986
    Judge Jailed For Tax Evasion Is Removed From Office

  • 1989
    Senate Convicts District Judge Alcee L. Hastings
    Senate Convicts Chief Judge Nixon On Perjury Charge

  • 1998
    Clinton Is 2nd President To Be Impeached