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Sen. John Hemphill

Former Senator for Texas

Hemphill was a senator from Texas and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.


Hemphill faced an allegation of disloyalty to the Union. On Jul. 11, 1861, the Senate expelled him, 32-10.

Jul. 11, 1861 Senate expelled, 32-10
Photo of Sen. John Hemphill [D-TX, 1859-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1859 to Mar 1861, Hemphill missed 132 of 631 roll call votes, which is 20.9%. This is on par with the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1861. 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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