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Sen. Everett Dirksen

Former Senator for Illinois

Dirksen was a senator from Illinois and was a Republican. He served from 1951 to 1968.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district as a Republican from 1933 to 1948.

Photo of Sen. Everett Dirksen [R-IL, 1951-1968]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1951 to Oct 1968, Dirksen missed 484 of 3,585 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is on par with the median of 13.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1968. 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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