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Sen. Joseph McDonald

Former Senator for Indiana

McDonald was a senator from Indiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1875 to 1881.

He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851.

Photo of Sen. Joseph McDonald [D-IN, 1875-1881]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1875 to Mar 1881, McDonald missed 582 of 1,588 roll call votes, which is 36.6%. This is worse than the median of 29.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1881. 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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