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Sen. Newton Blanchard

Former Senator for Louisiana

Blanchard was a senator from Louisiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1894 to 1897.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889; the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1885 to 1887; the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1883 to 1885; and the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1881 to 1883.

Photo of Sen. Newton Blanchard [D-LA, 1894-1897]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1894 to Mar 1897, Blanchard missed 283 of 651 roll call votes, which is 43.5%. This is worse than the median of 35.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1897. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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