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Sen. Chester Ashley

Former Senator for Arkansas

Ashley was a senator from Arkansas and was a Democrat. He served from 1847 to 1849.

He was previously a senator from Arkansas as a Democrat from 1844 to 1847.

Photo of Sen. Chester Ashley [D-AR, 1847-1849]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1844 to Jun 1848, Ashley missed 22 of 587 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is better than the median of 19.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1848. 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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