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Robert C. Dorn was an American politician from New York. In 1868, he was the second person tried by the New York Court for the Trial of Impeachments.

Life

He lived in Schenectady, New York.

In January 1856, he was appointed Superintendent of Canal Repairs for Section 2 of the Erie Canal, and then also for Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 until the end of 1864, and continued with Sections 1, 2 and 3 in 1865.

He was a Canal Commissioner from 1866 to 1868, elected in 1865 on the Republican ticket.

In 1868, he was impeached by a unanimous vote of the New York State Assembly. The First Article charged him with "complicity in a combination made by contractors." Article Two charged him with "letting a contract to the highest instead of the lowest bidder." Article Four charged him with "letting contracts without advertising some." The trial before the Court of Impeachments opened on May 26 at Albany. On June 12, he was acquitted with a vote of 8 for (among them Martin Grover, Theodore Miller) and 19 against (among them Ward Hunt, Lewis B. Woodruff, Charles Mason and William J. Bacon) conviction.

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