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Sen. Waitman Willey

Former Senator for West Virginia

Willey was a senator from West Virginia and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1871.

He was previously a senator from West Virginia as an Unconditional Unionist from 1863 to 1865; and a senator from Virginia as an Unionist from 1861 to 1863.

Photo of Sen. Waitman Willey [R-WV, 1865-1871]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1861 to Mar 1871, Willey missed 514 of 3,288 roll call votes, which is 15.6%. This is better than the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1871. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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