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Sen. John Calhoun

Former Senator for South Carolina

Calhoun was a senator from South Carolina and was a Democrat. He served from 1847 to 1851.

He was previously a senator from South Carolina as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; a senator from South Carolina as a Democrat from 1835 to 1843; a senator from South Carolina as a Nullifier from 1832 to 1835; Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) as most recently a Democratic (1829-1832) and previously a Democratic-Republican (1825-1829) from 1825 to 1832; the representative for South Carolina as a Democratic Republican from 1817 to 1819; the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1815 to 1817; and the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1811 to 1815.

Photo of Sen. John Calhoun [D-SC, 1847-1851]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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