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Sen. Daniel Webster

Former Senator for Massachusetts


Webster was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Whig. He served from 1845 to 1850.

He was previously a senator from Massachusetts as a Whig from 1839 to 1841; a senator from Massachusetts as a Whig from 1833 to 1839; a senator from Massachusetts as an Adams from 1827 to 1833; the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as an Adams from 1825 to 1827; the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as an Adams from 1823 to 1825; the representative for New Hampshire as a Federalist from 1815 to 1817; and the representative for New Hampshire as a Federalist from 1813 to 1815.

Photo of Sen. Daniel Webster [W-MA, 1845-1850]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1827 to Jul 1850, Webster missed 1,375 of 3,178 roll call votes, which is 43.3%. This is much worse than the median of 19.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 1850. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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