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Sen. George Smathers

Former Senator for Florida

Smathers was a senator from Florida and was a Democrat. He served from 1951 to 1968.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1947 to 1950.

Photo of Sen. George Smathers [D-FL, 1951-1968]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1951 to Oct 1968, Smathers missed 847 of 3,585 roll call votes, which is 23.6%. This is much worse than 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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