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Rep. Benjamin Thurston

Former Representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd District

Thurston was the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district and was an American. He served from 1855 to 1857.

He was previously the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1847 to Mar 1857, Thurston missed 282 of 2,269 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is better than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1857. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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