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Sen. James Cooper

Former Senator for Pennsylvania

Cooper was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Whig. He served from 1849 to 1855.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Whig from 1839 to 1843.

Photo of Sen. James Cooper [W-PA, 1849-1855]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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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