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Sen. George Boutwell

Former Senator for Massachusetts

Boutwell was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1877.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1871; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Boutwell faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee made no recommendation.

Feb. 27, 1873 Morrill Committee made no recommendation.
Photo of Sen. George Boutwell [R-MA, 1873-1877]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1873 to Mar 1877, Boutwell missed 243 of 847 roll call votes, which is 28.7%. This is on par with the median of 31.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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