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Vice President Henry Wilson

Former Vice President of the United States


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.

Misconduct

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
Photo of Vice President Henry Wilson [R, 1873-1875]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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