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Sen. James Hammond

Former Senator for South Carolina

Hammond was a senator from South Carolina and was a Democrat. He served from 1857 to 1861.

He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Nullifier from 1835 to 1837.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1858 to Jun 1860, Hammond missed 409 of 1,031 roll call votes, which is 39.7%. This is much worse than the median of 21.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1860. 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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