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Sen. Edward Baker

Former Senator for Oregon

Baker was a senator from Oregon and was a Republican. He served from 1860 to 1861.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851; and the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847.

Photo of Sen. Edward Baker [R-OR, 1860-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1860 to Aug 1861, Baker missed 149 of 354 roll call votes, which is 42.1%. This is much worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1861. 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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