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Sen. William Wright

Former Senator for New Jersey

Wright was a senator from New Jersey and was a Democrat. He served from 1863 to 1867.

He was previously a senator from New Jersey as a Democrat from 1853 to 1859; the representative for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district as an Ind. Whig from 1843 to 1845.

Photo of Sen. William Wright [D-NJ, 1863-1867]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1853 to Jan 1867, Wright missed 1,416 of 2,577 roll call votes, which is 54.9%. This is much worse than the median of 23.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1867. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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