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Sen. William Chilton

Former Senator for West Virginia

Chilton was a senator from West Virginia and was a Democrat. He served from 1911 to 1917.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Chilton faced an allegation of bribery to secure a Senate seat. On Feb. 11, 1913, the Committee on Privileges and Elections unanimously recommended no further action. On Feb. 11, 1913, the Senate adopted the recommendation.

Feb. 11, 1913 Committee on Privileges and Elections unanimously recommended no further action.
Feb. 11, 1913 Senate adopted the recommendation
Photo of Sen. William Chilton [D-WV, 1911-1917]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1911 to Mar 1917, Chilton missed 512 of 1,374 roll call votes, which is 37.3%. This is on par with the median of 32.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1917. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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