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Sen. John “Chan” Gurney

Former Senator for South Dakota

Gurney was a senator from South Dakota and was a Republican. He served from 1939 to 1950.

Photo of Sen. John “Chan” Gurney [R-SD, 1939-1950]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1939 to Jan 1951, Gurney missed 83 of 1,625 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1951. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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