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Sen. John Logan

Former Senator for Illinois

Logan was a senator from Illinois and was a Republican. He served from 1885 to 1887.

He was previously a senator from Illinois as a Republican from 1879 to 1885; a senator from Illinois as a Republican from 1871 to 1877; the representative for Illinois as a Republican from 1867 to 1871; the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1861 to 1863; and the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1859 to 1861.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Logan faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee dismissed the charges.

Feb. 27, 1873 Morrill Committee dismissed the charges.
Photo of Sen. John Logan [R-IL, 1885-1887]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1871 to Dec 1886, Logan missed 1,593 of 3,967 roll call votes, which is 40.2%. This is worse than the median of 30.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1886. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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