Sen. Alben Barkley

Former Senator from Kentucky, Democrat

Barkley, a Democrat, was a senator from Kentucky from 1955 to 1956.

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

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Voting Record

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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