Vice President Richard Johnson

Former Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate), Democratic

Johnson, a Democratic, was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) from 1837 to 1841.

He was previously the representative for Kentucky's 13th congressional district (1835-1837; Jackson); the representative for Kentucky's 13th congressional district (1833-1835; Jackson); the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (1831-1833; Jackson); the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (1829-1831; Jackson); a senator from Kentucky (1823-1829; Jackson); a senator from Kentucky (1819-1823; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district (1817-1819; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district (1815-1817; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district (1813-1815; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district (1811-1813; Republican); and the representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district (1807-1811; Republican).

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Voting Record

From Jan 1820 to Mar 1829, Johnson missed 146 of 854 roll call votes, which is 17.1%. This is worse than the median of 9.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1829. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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