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Sen. Oscar Underwood

Former Senator for Alabama

Underwood was a senator from Alabama and was a Democrat. He served from 1915 to 1927.

He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1907 to 1915; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1905 to 1907; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1903 to 1905; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1901 to 1903; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1899 to 1901; and the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1895 to 1899.

Photo of Sen. Oscar Underwood [D-AL, 1915-1927]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1915 to Mar 1927, Underwood missed 957 of 2,418 roll call votes, which is 39.6%. This is much worse than the median of 22.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1927. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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