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President Abraham Lincoln

Former President of the United States

Lincoln was President of the United States and was a Republican. He served from 1861 to 1865.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849.

Photo of President Abraham Lincoln [R, 1861-1865]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1847 to Mar 1849, Lincoln missed 19 of 478 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is better than the median of 24.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1849. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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