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Sen. William Seward

Former Senator for New York

Seward was a senator from New York and was a Republican. He served from 1855 to 1861.

He was previously a senator from New York as a Whig from 1849 to 1855.

Photo of Sen. William Seward [R-NY, 1855-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1849 to Mar 1861, Seward missed 690 of 3,161 roll call votes, which is 21.8%. This is on par with 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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