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Sen. William Gwin

Former Senator for California

Gwin was a senator from California and was a Democrat. He served from 1857 to 1861.

He was previously a senator from California as a Democrat from 1850 to 1855; and the representative for Mississippi as a Democrat from 1841 to 1843.

Photo of Sen. William Gwin [D-CA, 1857-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Sep 1850 to Mar 1861, Gwin missed 803 of 2,546 roll call votes, which is 31.5%. This is worse than the median of 21.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1861. 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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