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Sen. William Rives

Former Senator for Virginia

Rives was a senator from Virginia and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1845.

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

Photo of Sen. William Rives [W-VA, 1841-1845]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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