Sen. Henry Clay

Former Senator from Kentucky, Whig

Clay, a Whig, was a senator from Kentucky from 1849 to 1853.

He was previously a senator from Kentucky (1837-1843); a senator from Kentucky (1831-1837); the representative for Kentucky (1825-1827; Democratic Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district (1823-1825; Democratic Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1819-1821; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1817-1819; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1815-1817; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1813-1815; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (1811-1813; Republican); a senator from Kentucky (1810-1811; Republican); and a senator from Kentucky (1806-1807; Republican).

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Voting Record

From Nov 1811 to Mar 1825, Clay missed 829 of 881 roll call votes, which is 94.1%. This is much worse than the median of 12.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1825. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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