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Sen. James McDougall

Former Senator for California

McDougall was a senator from California and was a Democrat. He served from 1861 to 1867.

He was previously the representative for California as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855.

Photo of Sen. James McDougall [D-CA, 1861-1867]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1861 to Mar 1867, McDougall missed 930 of 1,899 roll call votes, which is 49.0%. This is much worse than the median of 23.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1867. 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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