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Sen. James Harlan

Former Senator for Iowa

Harlan was a senator from Iowa and was a Republican. He served from 1867 to 1873.

He was previously a senator from Iowa as a Republican from 1861 to 1865; and a senator from Iowa as a Republican from 1855 to 1861.

Photo of Sen. James Harlan [R-IA, 1867-1873]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1856 to Mar 1873, Harlan missed 894 of 5,404 roll call votes, which is 16.5%. This is better than the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1873. 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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