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Sen. Henry Payne

Former Senator for Ohio

Payne was a senator from Ohio and was a Democrat. He served from 1885 to 1891.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 1875 to 1877.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Payne faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in the election. On Jul. 15, 1886, the Committee on Privileges and Elections submitted multiple reports with no conclusive recommendations. On Jul. 23, 1886, the Senate voted to discharge the committee from further investigation.

Jul. 15, 1886 Committee on Privileges and Elections submitted multiple reports with no conclusive recommendations.
Jul. 23, 1886 Senate voted to discharge the committee from further investigation
Photo of Sen. Henry Payne [D-OH, 1885-1891]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1885 to Mar 1891, Payne missed 548 of 1,376 roll call votes, which is 39.8%. This is on par with the median of 35.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1891. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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