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Vice President Richard Johnson

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

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

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

Photo of Vice President Richard Johnson [D, 1837-1841]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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