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Sen. Joseph West

Former Senator for Louisiana

West was a senator from Louisiana and was a Republican. He served from 1871 to 1877.

Photo of Sen. Joseph West [R-LA, 1871-1877]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1871 to Mar 1877, West missed 522 of 1,657 roll call votes, which is 31.5%. This is on par with the median of 31.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1877. 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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