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Sen. John Smith

Former Senator for Ohio

Smith was a senator from Ohio and was a Republican. He served from 1803 to 1809.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Smith faced an allegation of involvement in Aaron Burr's plot to lead the western territories in rebellion. On Dec. 31, 1807, a commitee reported that it looked like Smith was involved, but did not recommend any specific action. On Apr. 9, 1808, the Senate expulsion failed, 19-10 (one vote short of the 2/3 majority needed). On Apr. 25, 1808, he resigned.

Dec. 31, 1807 Commitee reported that it looked like Smith was involved, but did not recommend any specific action.
Apr. 9, 1808 Senate expulsion failed, 19-10 (one vote short of the 2/3 majority needed).
Apr. 25, 1808 Resigned.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Oct 1803 to Feb 1809, Smith missed 69 of 290 roll call votes, which is 23.8%. This is much worse than the median of 12.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1809. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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