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Sen. Dwight Foster

Former Senator for Massachusetts

Foster was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Federalist. He served from 1800 to 1803.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district as a Federalist from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795.

Photo of Sen. Dwight Foster [F-MA, 1800-1803]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1801 to Mar 1803, Foster missed 15 of 121 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is on par with the median of 14.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1803. 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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