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Sen. George Poindexter

Former Senator for Mississippi

Poindexter was a senator from Mississippi and was a Jackson. He served from 1830 to 1835.

He was previously the representative for Mississippi’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819; the representative for Mississippi as (unknown party) from 1811 to 1813; and the representative for Mississippi as (unknown party) from 1807 to 1811.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Poindexter faced an allegation of conspiracy to assassinate President Andrew Jackson. On Feb. 23, 1835, Poindexter requested an investigation, and if the charges were proved, to be expelled from the Senate. On Mar. 2, 1835, the Senate voted 41-0 to accept the committee's recommendation to dismiss charges.

Feb. 23, 1835 Senate Poindexter requested an investigation, and if the charges were proved, to be expelled from the Senate.
Mar. 2, 1835 Senate voted 41-0 to accept the committee's recommendation to dismiss charges
Photo of Sen. George Poindexter [J-MS, 1830-1835]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1830 to Mar 1835, Poindexter missed 101 of 734 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is on par with the median of 15.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1835. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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