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Sen. Lazarus Powell

Former Senator for Kentucky

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
Photo of Sen. Lazarus Powell [D-KY, 1859-1865]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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