Powell was a senator from Kentucky and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1865.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Powell faced an allegation of support for the Confederate rebellion. On Mar. 12, 1862, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary recommended against expulsion. On Mar. 14, 1862, the Senate expulsion was defeated, 11-28
|Mar. 12, 1862||Senate Committee on the Judiciary recommended against expulsion.|
|Mar. 14, 1862||Senate expulsion was defeated, 11-28|
From Mar 1859 to Mar 1865, Powell missed 169 of 2,005 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is better than the median of 18.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1865. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||26||11.2%||64th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||73||6||8.2%||38th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||247||18||7.3%||18th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||69||3||4.3%||23rd|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||11||6.8%||6th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo