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Sen. Samuel Houston

Former Senator for Texas

Houston was a senator from Texas and was an American. He served from 1853 to 1859.

He was previously a senator from Texas as a Democrat from 1846 to 1853; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; and the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1823 to 1825.

Photo of Sen. Samuel Houston [A-TX, 1853-1859]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1846 to Mar 1859, Houston missed 847 of 3,244 roll call votes, which is 26.1%. This is on par with the median of 25.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1859. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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