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Sen. Waldo Johnson

Former Senator for Missouri

Johnson was a senator from Missouri and was a Democrat. He served from 1861 to 1863.

Misconudct

Johnson faced an allegation of disloyalty to the Union. On Jan. 9, 1862, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary recommended expulsion since he had not appeared that session and was rumored to be a Confederate officer. On Jan. 10, 1862, the Senate expelled him, 35-0.

Jan. 9, 1862 Senate Committee on the Judiciary recommended expulsion since he had not appeared that session and was rumored to be a Confederate officer.
Jan. 10, 1862 Senate expelled, 35-0
Photo of Sen. Waldo Johnson [D-MO, 1861-1863]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1861 to Jan 1862, Johnson missed 63 of 135 roll call votes, which is 46.7%. This is much worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1862. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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