Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1855
Sen. James Cooper [W-PA, 1849-1855] leaves office as Senator from Pennsylvania.
Former Senator from Pennsylvania, Whig
Cooper, a Whig, was a senator from Pennsylvania from 1849 to 1855.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district (1839-1843).
From Mar 1849 to Mar 1855, Cooper missed 592 of 1,403 roll call votes, which is 42.2%. This is much worse than the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1855. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||1||4.5%||16th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||53||37.6%||78th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||27||71.1%||91st|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||50||39.4%||89th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||50||98.0%||97th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||68||38.2%||76th|
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