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Sen. John Bell

Former Senator for Tennessee

Bell was a senator from Tennessee and was an American. He served from 1853 to 1859.

He was previously a senator from Tennessee as a Whig from 1847 to 1853; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1839 to 1841; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1835 to 1837; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Jackson from 1831 to 1833; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831; and the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829.

Photo of Sen. John Bell [A-TN, 1853-1859]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1847 to Mar 1859, Bell missed 807 of 2,898 roll call votes, which is 27.8%. This is on par with the median of 25.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1859. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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