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Sen. David Turpie

Former Senator for Indiana

Turpie was a senator from Indiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1893 to 1899.

He was previously a senator from Indiana as a Democrat from 1887 to 1893; and a senator from Indiana as a Democrat from 1863 to 1863.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Turpie faced an allegation of misconduct by the Indiana Senate to secure Turpie's election. On Mar. 4, 1888, the Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended no action since even if the charges were true the U.S. Senate had no jurisdiction over the Indiana Senate. On May. 15, 1888, the Senate voted by voice to discharge the committee from further investigation.

Mar. 4, 1888 Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended no action since even if the charges were true the U.S. Senate had no jurisdiction over the Indiana Senate.
May. 15, 1888 Senate voted by voice to discharge the committee from further investigation
Photo of Sen. David Turpie [D-IN, 1893-1899]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1863 to Mar 1899, Turpie missed 875 of 2,471 roll call votes, which is 35.4%. This is on par with the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1899. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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