South Carolina statesman Beverly Nash uses a book character to help impeach the state treasurer.
1875 (Apr 17)
A news article that appeared in Harper's Weekly described how Black South Carolina statesman Beverly Nash aided in the removal of the state treasurer from office. The treasurer's supporters had apparently been jeered by the investigators, calling them "Chadbands," a name derived from a character in a book. Nash reportedly read the description of Chadband from the book, then noted that the character more closely resembled the treasurer. The antic apparently won the popular support of the legislature and the treasurer was removed.