Sen. William Rives

Former Senator from Virginia, Whig

Rives, a Whig, was a senator from Virginia from 1841 to 1845.

He was previously a senator from Virginia (1836-1839; Democrat); a senator from Virginia (1832-1835; Jackson); the representative for Virginia (1829-1831; Jacksonian); the representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district (1827-1829; Jackson); the representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district (1825-1827; Jackson); and the representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district (1823-1825; Jacksonian).

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Voting Record

From Feb 1832 to Mar 1845, Rives missed 738 of 2,125 roll call votes, which is 34.7%. 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.

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