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Sen. James 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.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Patterson faced an allegation of corruption in Credit Mobilier stock share purchases. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee made an unanimous recommendation of expulsion. In 1873, the Senate took no action due to expiration of Patterson's term.

Feb. 27, 1873 Morrill Committee made an unanimous recommendation of expulsion.
1873 Senate took no action due to expiration of Patterson's term
Photo of Sen. James 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.

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Primary Sources

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