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Sen. Solomon Downs

Former Senator for Louisiana

Downs was a senator from Louisiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1847 to 1853.

Photo of Sen. Solomon Downs [D-LA, 1847-1853]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1847 to Mar 1853, Downs missed 207 of 1,200 roll call votes, which is 17.2%. This is better than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1853. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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