President Franklin Pierce

Former President of the United States, Democratic

Pierce, a Democratic, was President of the United States from 1853 to 1857.

He was previously a senator from New Hampshire (1837-1843; Democrat); the representative for New Hampshire (1835-1837; Jackson); and the representative for New Hampshire (1833-1835; Jackson).

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Voting Record

From Sep 1837 to Feb 1842, Pierce missed 259 of 1,092 roll call votes, which is 23.7%. This is worse than the median of 18.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1842. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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