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|
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||4||13.8%||0th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||26||20.6%||0th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||34||41.5%||0th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||36||45.0%||50th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||22||38.6%||50th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||100||37.2%||75th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||23||53.5%||75th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||81||34.9%||50th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||55||11||20.0%||40th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||156||58||37.2%||69th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||81||27||33.3%||88th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||194||134||69.1%||88th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||35||44.3%||84th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||195||126||64.6%||90th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||57||19||33.3%||68th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||149||69||46.3%||86th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||89||39||43.8%||75th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||84||33||39.3%||71st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo