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Sen. Simon Cameron

Former Senator for Pennsylvania

Cameron was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1877.

He was previously a senator from Pennsylvania as a Republican from 1867 to 1873; a senator from Pennsylvania as a Republican from 1857 to 1861; and a senator from Pennsylvania as a Democrat from 1845 to 1849.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Cameron faced an allegation of election irregularities and electoral misconduct. On Mar. 9, 1857, Cameron asked for a Judiciary Committee investigation. On Mar. 13, 1857, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary dismissed the charges.

Mar. 9, 1857 Cameron asked for a Judiciary Committee investigation.
Mar. 13, 1857 Senate Committee on the Judiciary dismissed the charges
Photo of Sen. Simon Cameron [R-PA, 1873-1877]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1845 to Mar 1877, Cameron missed 2,477 of 5,156 roll call votes, which is 48.0%. This is much worse than the median of 30.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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