Dodd was a senator from Connecticut and was a Democrat. He served from 1959 to 1970.
He was previously the representative for Connecticut’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1953 to 1956.
Dodd faced an allegation of personal use of campaign funds and unbecoming conduct in a senator. On Feb. 23, 1966, he made a request for committee investigation. On Apr. 27, 1967, the Senate Select Committee on Standards and Conduct recommended censure. On Jun. 23, 1967, the Senate censured him, 92-5. In 1970, he was not re-elected.
|Feb. 23, 1966||Request for committee investigation.|
|Apr. 27, 1967||Senate Select Committee on Standards and Conduct committee report was released with recommendation of censure|
|Jun. 23, 1967||Senate censured 92-5|
|1970||Was not re-elected.|
From Jan 1959 to Dec 1970, Dodd missed 893 of 3,143 roll call votes, which is 28.4%. This is much worse than the median of 14.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1970. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo