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Sen. Matthew Butler

Former Senator for South Carolina

Butler was a senator from South Carolina and was a Democrat. He served from 1889 to 1895.

He was previously a senator from South Carolina as a Democrat from 1883 to 1889; and a senator from South Carolina as a Democrat from 1877 to 1883.

Photo of Sen. Matthew Butler [D-SC, 1889-1895]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1877 to Mar 1895, Butler missed 2,299 of 4,639 roll call votes, which is 49.6%. This is much worse than the median of 34.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1895. 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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