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Sen. James Pearce

Former Senator for Maryland

Pearce was a senator from Maryland and was a Democrat. He served from 1861 to 1863.

He was previously a senator from Maryland as a Democrat from 1855 to 1861; a senator from Maryland as a Whig from 1849 to 1855; a senator from Maryland as a Whig from 1843 to 1849; the representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district as a Whig from 1841 to 1843; the representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839; and the representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district as a Whig from 1835 to 1837.

Photo of Sen. James Pearce [D-MD, 1861-1863]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1844 to Dec 1862, Pearce missed 2,233 of 4,751 roll call votes, which is 47.0%. This is much worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1862. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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