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Sen. Thomas Dodd

Former Senator for Connecticut

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.

Misconduct

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.
Photo of Sen. Thomas Dodd [D-CT, 1959-1970]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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