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Vice President William King

Former Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate)

King was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) and was a Democratic. He served from 1853 to 1853.

He was previously a senator from Alabama as a Democrat from 1848 to 1853; a senator from Alabama as a Democrat from 1835 to 1845; a senator from Alabama as a Jackson from 1829 to 1835; a senator from Alabama as a Jackson from 1823 to 1829; a senator from Alabama as a Republican from 1819 to 1823; the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1815 to 1817; and the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1811 to 1815.

Photo of Vice President William King [D, 1853-1853]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1820 to Jan 1853, King missed 491 of 4,770 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is better than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1853. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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