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Sen. Samuel Pomeroy

Former Senator for Kansas

Pomeroy was a senator from Kansas and was a Republican. He served from 1861 to 1873.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Pomeroy faced an allegation of bribery to secure votes for a Senate seat. On Jun. 3, 1872, the Committee on Privileges and Elections dismissed the charges. On Mar. 3, 1873, having lost re-election, Pomeroy requested another investigation and the special committee investigating issued majority and minority reports. However, because the report came on the last day of his term, no further action was taken.

Jun. 3, 1872 Committee on Privileges and Elections dismissed the charges.
Mar. 3, 1873 Having lost re-election, Pomeroy requested another investigation and the special committee investigating issued majority and minority reports. However, because the report came on the last day of his term, no further action was taken.
Photo of Sen. Samuel Pomeroy [R-KS, 1861-1873]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1861 to Mar 1873, Pomeroy missed 919 of 4,121 roll call votes, which is 22.3%. This is better than the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1873. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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