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Sen. James Grimes

Former Senator for Iowa

Grimes was a senator from Iowa and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1869.

He was previously a senator from Iowa as a Republican from 1859 to 1865.

Photo of Sen. James Grimes [R-IA, 1865-1869]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1859 to Jul 1870, Grimes missed 970 of 3,310 roll call votes, which is 29.3%. This is on par with the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 1870. 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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Primary Sources

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