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Sen. Richard Yates

Former Senator for Illinois

Yates was a senator from Illinois and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1871.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district as a Whig from 1853 to 1855; and the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1851 to 1853.

Photo of Sen. Richard Yates [R-IL, 1865-1871]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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