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Sen. Henry Clay

Former Senator for Kentucky

Clay was a senator from Kentucky and was a Whig. He served from 1849 to 1853.

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

Photo of Sen. Henry Clay [W-KY, 1849-1853]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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