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Sen. Burton Wheeler

Former Senator for Montana

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.
Photo of Sen. Burton Wheeler [D-MT, 1923-1946]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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