Sen. John Calhoun

Former Senator from South Carolina, Democrat

Calhoun, a Democrat, was a senator from South Carolina from 1847 to 1851.

He was previously a senator from South Carolina (1845-1847); a senator from South Carolina (1835-1843); a senator from South Carolina (1832-1835; Nullifier); Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) (1825-1832; Democratic); the representative for South Carolina (1817-1819; Democratic Republican); the representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district (1815-1817; Republican); and the representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district (1811-1815; Republican).

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Voting Record

From Feb 1832 to Mar 1850, Calhoun missed 818 of 3,111 roll call votes, which is 26.3%. This is worse than the median of 19.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1850. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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