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Sen. Henry Rice

Former Senator for Minnesota

Rice was a senator from Minnesota and was a Democrat. He served from 1858 to 1863.

He was previously the representative for Minnesota as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; and the representative for Minnesota as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Rice faced an allegation of corruption prior to Senate term. On Jun. 9, 1858, the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia reported that while he did charge more for land he sold as agent than was recorded on receipts, that this was not disqualifying and no further action was taken.

Jun. 9, 1858 Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia reported that while he did charge more for land he sold as agent than was recorded on receipts, that this was not disqualifying and no further action was taken
Photo of Sen. Henry Rice [D-MN, 1858-1863]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1858 to Mar 1863, Rice missed 558 of 1,880 roll call votes, which is 29.7%. This is worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1863. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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