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Sen. James Shields

Former Senator for Missouri

Shields, a Democrat, was a senator from Missouri from 1879 to 1879.

He was previously a senator from Minnesota (1858-1859); and a senator from Illinois (1849-1855).

Photo of Sen. James Shields [D-MO, 1879-1879]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1849 to Mar 1879, Shields missed 655 of 1,959 roll call votes, which is 33.4%. This is on par with the median of 30.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1879. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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