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Sen. Isaac Stephenson

Former Senator for Wisconsin

Stephenson was a senator from Wisconsin and was a Republican. He served from 1907 to 1915.

He was previously the representative for Wisconsin’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; the representative for Wisconsin’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1885 to 1887; and the representative for Wisconsin’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1883 to 1885.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Stephenson faced an allegation of electoral misconduct, bribery, and corruption. On Jun. 11, 1911, the Committee on Privileges and Elections issued a majority report recommending he retain his seat and the minority report disagreeing. On Mar. 12, 1912, the Senate voted to allow him to keep his seate 40-34.

Jun. 11, 1911 Committee on Privileges and Elections issued a majority report recommending he retain his seat and the minority report disagreeing
Mar. 12, 1912 Senate voted to allow him to keep his seate 40-34
Photo of Sen. Isaac Stephenson [R-WI, 1907-1915]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1908 to Mar 1915, Stephenson missed 677 of 1,318 roll call votes, which is 51.4%. This is much worse than the median of 30.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1915. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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