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Sen. Charles Bouligny

Former Senator for Louisiana

Bouligny was a senator from Louisiana and was an Adams. He served from 1824 to 1829.

Photo of Sen. Charles Bouligny [A-LA, 1824-1829]

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Bouligny was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Bouligny was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1824 to Mar 1829, Bouligny missed 64 of 513 roll call votes, which is 12.5%. This is on par with the median of 9.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1829. 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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