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Sen. James Pugh

Former Senator for Alabama

Pugh was a senator from Alabama and was a Democrat. He served from 1891 to 1897.

He was previously a senator from Alabama as a Democrat from 1885 to 1891; a senator from Alabama as a Democrat from 1880 to 1885; and the representative for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1859 to 1861.

Photo of Sen. James Pugh [D-AL, 1891-1897]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1880 to Mar 1897, Pugh missed 849 of 3,921 roll call votes, which is 21.7%. This is better than the median of 35.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1897. 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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