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Sen. James Mason

Former Senator for Virginia

Mason, a Democrat, was a senator from Virginia from 1857 to 1861.

He was previously a senator from Virginia (1851-1857); a senator from Virginia (1847-1851); and the representative for Virginia's 15th congressional district (1837-1839).

Photo of Sen. James Mason [D-VA, 1857-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1846 to Mar 1861, Mason missed 814 of 3,642 roll call votes, which is 22.4%. This is on par with the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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