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.|
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||57||3||5.3%||6th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||149||24||16.1%||8th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||89||23||25.8%||41st|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||84||15||17.9%||21st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo