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Sen. Blanche Bruce

Former Senator for Mississippi

Bruce was a senator from Mississippi and was a Republican. He served from 1875 to 1881.

Photo of Sen. Blanche Bruce [R-MS, 1875-1881]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1875 to Mar 1881, Bruce missed 851 of 1,588 roll call votes, which is 53.6%. This is much worse than the median of 29.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1881. 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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