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Sen. James Willis Patterson

Former Senator for New Hampshire


Patterson was a senator from New Hampshire and was a Republican. He served from 1867 to 1873.

He was previously the representative for New Hampshire’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1867; and the representative for New Hampshire’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865.

Photo of Sen. James Willis Patterson [R-NH, 1867-1873]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1867 to Mar 1873, Patterson missed 1,035 of 2,261 roll call votes, which is 45.8%. This is much worse 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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