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Sen. William Borah

Former Senator for Idaho

Borah was a senator from Idaho and was a Republican. He served from 1931 to 1940.

He was previously a senator from Idaho as a Republican from 1925 to 1931; and a senator from Idaho as a Republican from 1907 to 1925.

Photo of Sen. William Borah [R-ID, 1931-1940]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1908 to Nov 1939, Borah missed 1,370 of 5,351 roll call votes, which is 25.6%. This is worse than the median of 17.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 1939. 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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