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Sen. Carey Kefauver

Former Senator for Tennessee

Kefauver was a senator from Tennessee and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1963.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1939 to 1948.

Photo of Sen. Carey Kefauver [D-TN, 1949-1963]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1949 to Aug 1963, Kefauver missed 438 of 2,511 roll call votes, which is 17.4%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1963. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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