Sen. Richard Yates

Former Senator from Illinois, Republican

Yates, a Republican, was a senator from Illinois from 1865 to 1871.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district (1853-1855; Whig); and the representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district (1851-1853; Whig).

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Voting Record

From Mar 1865 to Mar 1871, Yates missed 858 of 1,959 roll call votes, which is 43.8%. This is much worse than the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1871. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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