Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana: Law and Public Affairs, from TR to FDR

Thomas J. Walsh, Democratic senator from Montana from 1913 to 1933, fought throughout his long career against corruption and monopoly power. His most celebrated coup was breaking open the Teapot Dome scandal of 1923 -- 24, revealing that the secretary of the interior had accepted loans from oil men in return for leases of U.S. naval oil reserves.