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Sen. Silas Wright Jr.

Former Senator for New York

Wright was a senator from New York and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.

He was previously a senator from New York as a Democrat from 1837 to 1843; a senator from New York as a Jackson from 1833 to 1837; the representative for New York as a Jacksonian from 1831 to 1833; and the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829.

Photo of Sen. Silas Wright [D-NY, 1843-1845]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1832 to Jun 1844, Wright missed 366 of 2,561 roll call votes, which is 14.3%. This is better than the median of 16.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1844. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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