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Sen. Clarence Watson

Former Senator for West Virginia

Watson was a senator from West Virginia and was a Democrat. He served from 1911 to 1913.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Watson faced an allegation of bribery to secure a Senate seat. On Feb. 11, 1913, the Committee on Privileges and Elections unanimously recommended no further action. On Feb. 11, 1913, the Senate adopted the recommendation.

Feb. 11, 1913 Committee on Privileges and Elections unanimously recommended no further action.
Feb. 11, 1913 Senate adopted the recommendation
Photo of Sen. Clarence Watson [D-WV, 1911-1913]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1911 to Mar 1913, Watson missed 208 of 430 roll call votes, which is 48.4%. This is much worse than the median of 29.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1913. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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