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Sen. Roscoe Conkling

Former Senator for New York

Conkling was a senator from New York and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1881.

He was previously a senator from New York as a Republican from 1867 to 1873; the representative for New York’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1867; the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; and the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Conkling faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee dismissed the charges.

Feb. 27, 1873 Morrill Committee dismissed the charges.
Photo of Sen. Roscoe Conkling [R-NY, 1873-1881]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1867 to Mar 1881, Conkling missed 1,252 of 4,438 roll call votes, which is 28.2%. This is on par with the median of 30.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1881. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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