Truman was President of the United States and was a Democratic. He served from 1945 to 1953.
He was previously Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) as a Democratic from 1945 to 1945; and a senator from Missouri as a Democrat from 1935 to 1945.
From Jan 1935 to Jan 1945, Truman missed 270 of 1,046 roll call votes, which is 25.8%. This is much worse than the median of 13.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1945. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo