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Sen. William Dayton

Former Senator for New Jersey

Dayton was a senator from New Jersey and was a Whig. He served from 1845 to 1851.

He was previously a senator from New Jersey as a Whig from 1842 to 1845.

Photo of Sen. William Dayton [W-NJ, 1845-1851]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1842 to Mar 1851, Dayton missed 543 of 1,852 roll call votes, which is 29.3%. This is worse than the median of 19.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1851. 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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