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Grass Roots Impeachment Movement, (fl. 1973-1974) to Congressman Carlos J. Moorhead

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09613.02.0221.16 Author/Creator: Grass Roots Impeachment Movement, (fl. 1973-1974) Place Written: Los Angeles, California Type: Typed letter Date: 1973-1974 Pagination: 1 p. ; 33 x 21.6 cm. Order a Copy

One petition from the Grass Roots Impeachment Movement to Congressman Carlos J. Moorhead dated 1973-1974. The Grass Roots Impeachment Movement support the impeachment of President Nixon. One page of a petition, listing 12 names with addresses. It reads in part, "We, the undersigned, believe our nation was founded on the principle that no citizen is above the law, and every citizen is entitled to a fair trial on charges of wrongdoing. Accordingly we ask the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon to assure him of a fair trial on the charges that he has conspired in obstruction of justice, subornation of perjury, subversion, illegal surveillance and other unlawful activities."

Carlos J. Moorhead was born on May 5, 1922 in Long Beach, California. He was elected Representative for the 43rd Assembly District of California from 1966 until 1972. During his tenure, Moorhead was Vice Chair of the Natural Resources, Planning and Public Works Committee, and a member of the California Law Revision Commission. Moorhead left the Assembly after being elected in 1972 to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican. He was elected to represent California's 20th district beginning his term in the House in 1973, Moorhead served on the Judiciary Committee during the impeachment hearings of President Nixon. Moorhead voted no on all three Articles of Impeachment adopted by the House Judiciary Committee on July 27, 1974.

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