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Sen. Isaac Bates

Former Senator for Massachusetts

Bates was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1845.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Massachusetts’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1831 to 1833; the representative for Massachusetts’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1829 to 1831; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 8th congressional district as an Adams from 1827 to 1829.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1841 to Mar 1845, Bates missed 150 of 1,183 roll call votes, which is 12.7%. This is better than the median of 16.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1845. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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