Many sex scandals in American history have involved incumbent United States federal elected politiciansas well as persons appointed with the consent of the United States Senate. This list is ordered chronologically. There is some emphasis on sex scandals since the mids, because the media was less inclined to cover these matters before then.
For these listed people, either the scandal, or the behavior which gave rise to it, occurred while they were occupying their high federal offices, and one or the other date may be used here, even if coverage of the scandal was entirely posthumous. Politicians' sex crimes are not covered in this particular list, regardless of whether there has been a verdict yet.
One of the definitions of sex is "physical activity in which people touch each other's bodies, kiss each other, etc. Misunderstandings, breaches of ethics, or cover-ups may or may not result in scandals depending on the amount of publicity generated, and the seriousness of the alleged behavior.
Wikimedia list article. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.
You can help by adding missing items with reliable sources. Further information: —18 United States political sexual scandals. University of Virginia Press.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. National Park Service.
Retrieved May 2, American President A Reference Resource. Miller Center — University of Virginia. Archived from the original on May 5, Boller Jr. Oxford University Press.
ISBN Retrieved November 13, House of Representatives. The New York Times.
Journal of Homosexuality 6, no. Sickles of New York".
Hartford Daily Courant. March 1, Retrieved November 30, For more than a year there have been floating rumors of improper intimacy between Mr. Key and Mrs. They have from time to time attended parties, the opera, and rode out together.
Sickles has heard of these reports, but would never credit them until Thursday evening last. On that evening, just as a party was about breaking up at his house, Mr Sickles received among his papers The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 11, A Companion to First Ladies.
A Secret Life. Skyhorse Publishing.
White House History. Retrieved July 2, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 24 November The Salt Lake Tribune. The Washington Post. Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. Archived from the original on March 4, Retrieved February 7, New England Historical Society.
Lester Hunt". Casper Star-Tribune.
The Washington Monthly. BBC News.
Retrieved Garrow Rock Center with Brian Williams. Archived from the original on February 8, Retrieved February 6, Caro New Yorker.
His reputed philandering while on the Court did not help. But the House Judiciary Committee, which was controlled by a Democratic majority, found insufficient grounds for impeachment. How We Got Here: The '70s.
November 3, Retrieved November 10, Boca Raton News. Retrieved — via Google News Archive Search.
Archived from the original on March 11, Archived from the original on March 27, The Almanac of American Politics ', p. National Journal Associated Press. May 9, August 17, Los Angeles Times.
Retrieved October 22, The New York Times : pp. Retrieved July 4, The Atlantic.
Retrieved October 17, November 8, Speaking truth to power. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Retrieved July 24, Robb and Tai Collins — ". The Seattle Times.
Retrieved June 21, Will Bob Barr be the Ralph Nader of '08? Domenici discloses son born in secrecy". Albuquerque Journal.
Random House Trade Paperbacks. President W. Clinton ".
United States Senate. February 12, ZIP: 43015