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Sen. John Walter Smith

Former Senator for Maryland

Smith was a senator from Maryland and was a Democrat. He served from 1915 to 1921.

He was previously a senator from Maryland as a Democrat from 1908 to 1915; and the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1899 to 1900.

Photo of Sen. John Walter Smith [D-MD, 1915-1921]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1908 to Mar 1921, Smith missed 1,154 of 2,511 roll call votes, which is 46.0%. This is much worse than the median of 25.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1921. 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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