Wilson was Vice President of the United States and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.
He was previously a senator from Massachusetts as a Republican from 1865 to 1873; a senator from Massachusetts as a Republican from 1859 to 1865; and a senator from Massachusetts as a Republican from 1855 to 1859.
Wilson faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee no formal recommendation, but he was reprimanded in report.
|Feb. 27, 1873||Morrill Committee no formal recommendation, but reprimanded in report|
From Feb 1855 to Mar 1873, Wilson missed 992 of 6,038 roll call votes, which is 16.4%. This is better than the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1873. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||120||23||19.2%||33rd|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||144||15||10.4%||0th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||7||12.3%||29th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||39||14.5%||14th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||13||30.2%||75th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||2||0.9%||0th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||73||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||247||11||4.5%||9th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||69||2||2.9%||15th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||14||8.7%||7th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||39||2||5.1%||16th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||217||28||12.9%||5th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||55||12||21.8%||59th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||156||15||9.6%||3rd|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||81||4||4.9%||11th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||194||51||26.3%||42nd|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||10||12.7%||14th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||195||64||32.8%||59th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo