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Sen. William Sprague

Former Senator for Rhode Island

Sprague was a senator from Rhode Island and was most recently a Liberal Republican (1869-1875) and previously a Republican (1863-1869). He served from 1863 to 1875.

Photo of Sen. William Sprague [L-RI, 1863-1875]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1863 to Mar 1875, Sprague missed 1,494 of 3,779 roll call votes, which is 39.5%. This is worse than the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1875. 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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