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Sen. Charles Mitchel

Former Senator for Arkansas

Mitchel was a senator from Arkansas and was a Democrat. He served from 1861 to 1861.


Mitchel faced an allegation of disloyalty to the Union. On Jul. 11, 1861, the Senate expelled him, 32-10.

Jul. 11, 1861 Senate expelled, 32-10
Photo of Sen. Charles Mitchel [D-AR, 1861-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1861 to Mar 1861, Mitchel missed 1 of 42 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is better than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1861. 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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