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Sen. John Overton

Former Senator for Louisiana

Overton was a senator from Louisiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1933 to 1948.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1933.

Photo of Sen. John Overton [D-LA, 1933-1948]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1933 to May 1948, Overton missed 341 of 1,700 roll call votes, which is 20.1%. This is much worse than the median of 9.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1948. 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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