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Sen. Benjamin Tappan

Former Senator for Ohio

Tappan was a senator from Ohio and was a Democrat. He served from 1839 to 1845.

Misconduct

Tappan faced an allegation of violation of injunction of secrecy regarding President Tyler's terms for an agreement on the annexation of Texas. On May. 8, 1844, when a select committee reported to the full Senate, Senator Archer submitted a resolution for expulsion. On Aug. 10, 1844, the Senate adopted a substitute resolution of censure, 38-7.

May. 8, 1844 When a select committee reported to the full Senate, Senator Archer submitted a resolution for expulsion.
Aug. 10, 1844 Senate adopted a substitute resolution of censure, 38-7
Photo of Sen. Benjamin Tappan [D-OH, 1839-1845]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1840 to Mar 1845, Tappan missed 189 of 1,461 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is better than the median of 16.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1845. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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