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Sen. Alben Barkley

Former Senator for Kentucky

Barkley was a senator from Kentucky and was a Democrat. He served from 1955 to 1956.

He was previously Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) as a Democratic from 1949 to 1953; a senator from Kentucky as a Democrat from 1927 to 1949; the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925; the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1915 to 1923; and the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1913 to 1915.

Photo of Sen. Alben Barkley [D-KY, 1955-1956]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1927 to Apr 1956, Barkley missed 306 of 3,268 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is worse than the median of 6.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1956. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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