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Sen. Powell Clayton

Former Senator for Arkansas

Clayton was a senator from Arkansas and was a Republican. He served from 1871 to 1877.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Clayton faced an allegation of corruption while governor of Arkansas. On Feb. 26, 1873, the charges were dismissed. On Mar. 25, 1873, the Senate accepted the committee report 33-6.

Feb. 26, 1873 Charges were dismissed.
Mar. 25, 1873 Senate accepted the committee report 33-6
Photo of Sen. Powell Clayton [R-AR, 1871-1877]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1871 to Mar 1877, Clayton missed 604 of 1,657 roll call votes, which is 36.5%. This is worse than the median of 31.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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