22. James Patrick Sutton Forges His Own Path
Highest Office Held: US House of Representatives, Tennessee
Almost a dozen American politicians have dabbled in forgery in our country's illustrious history. Most of the convicted were local politicians and mayors, but in 1964, James Patton Sutton became the second U.S. Congressman to be convicted of counterfeiting (the first was New York Rep. Charles Franklin Mitchell, in 1841).
Appropriately, Sutton went on to work as an investment securities broker later in life. Sounds about right.