Wheeler was a senator from Montana and was a Democrat. He served from 1923 to 1946.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Wheeler faced an allegation of representing clients in cases in which the U.S. was an interested party (indicted in Montana). On Apr. 9, 1924, Wheeler requested a special committee to investigate the indictment because he contended it was retaliation for his investigations into the Justice Department's failure to prosecute government officials implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal. On May. 14, 1924, the special committee exonerated Wheeler. On May. 23, 1924, the Senate voted to agree with the committee report 56-5. In 1925, wheeler was acquitted in the Montana case.
|Apr. 9, 1924||Senate Wheeler requested a special committee to investigate the indictment because he contended it was retaliation for his investigations into the Justice Department's failure to prosecute government officials implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal.|
|May. 14, 1924||special committee exonerated Wheeler.|
|May. 23, 1924||Senate voted to agree with the committee report 56-5.|
|1925||Wheeler was acquitted in the Montana case.|
From Dec 1923 to Aug 1946, Wheeler missed 912 of 2,895 roll call votes, which is 31.5%. This is much worse than the median of 13.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1946. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||54||34||63.0%||45th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||77||24||31.2%||73rd|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||77||23||29.9%||75th|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||125||35||28.0%||88th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||66||14||21.2%||33rd|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||100||22||22.0%||61st|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||63||21||33.3%||71st|
|Dec 1931-Feb 1932||63||17||27.0%||73rd|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||63||37||58.7%||91st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo