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Sen. Furnifold Simmons

Former Senator for North Carolina

Simmons was a senator from North Carolina and was a Democrat. He served from 1925 to 1931.

He was previously a senator from North Carolina as a Democrat from 1907 to 1925; a senator from North Carolina as a Democrat from 1901 to 1907; and the representative for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889.

Photo of Sen. Furnifold Simmons [D-NC, 1925-1931]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1901 to Mar 1931, Simmons missed 1,138 of 4,698 roll call votes, which is 24.2%. This is on par with the median of 22.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1931. 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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