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Sen. Louis Wigfall

Former Senator for Texas

Wigfall was a senator from Texas and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.


Wigfall faced an allegation of disloyalty to the Union. On Jul. 11, 1861, the Senate expelled him, 32-10.

Jul. 11, 1861 Senate expelled, 32-10
Photo of Sen. Louis Wigfall [D-TX, 1859-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1860 to Mar 1861, Wigfall missed 219 of 612 roll call votes, which is 35.8%. This is worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1861. 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.

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Primary Sources

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