Sen. Stephen Douglas

Former Senator from Illinois, Democrat

Douglas, a Democrat, was a senator from Illinois from 1859 to 1861.

He was previously a senator from Illinois (1853-1859); a senator from Illinois (1847-1853); the representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district (1845-1847); and the representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district (1843-1845).

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Voting Record

From Dec 1847 to Mar 1861, Douglas missed 1,520 of 3,547 roll call votes, which is 42.9%. This is much worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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