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Sen. Thomas Clayton

Former Senator for Delaware

Clayton was a senator from Delaware and was a Whig. He served from 1837 to 1847.

He was previously a senator from Delaware as an Adams from 1824 to 1827; and the representative for Delaware’s at-large district as a Federalist from 1815 to 1817.

Photo of Sen. Thomas Clayton [W-DE, 1837-1847]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1824 to Mar 1847, Clayton missed 440 of 2,812 roll call votes, which is 15.6%. This is on par with the median of 16.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1847. 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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