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Sen. William Merrick

Former Senator for Maryland

Merrick was a senator from Maryland and was a Whig. He served from 1839 to 1845.

He was previously a senator from Maryland as a Whig from 1838 to 1839.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1838 to Mar 1845, Merrick missed 467 of 1,814 roll call votes, which is 25.7%. This is much worse than the median of 16.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1845. 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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