Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1859
Sen. John Bell [A-TN, 1853-1859] leaves office as Senator from Tennessee.
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Former Senator from Tennessee, American
Bell, a American, was a senator from Tennessee from 1853 to 1859.
He was previously a senator from Tennessee (1847-1853; Whig); the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1839-1841; Whig); the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1837-1839; Whig); the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1835-1837; Whig); the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1833-1835; Jackson); the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1831-1833; Jackson); the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1829-1831; Jackson); and the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1827-1829; Jackson).
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||10||12.2%||27th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||16||20.0%||41st|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||3||13.6%||24th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||21||14.9%||28th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||20||52.6%||68th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||31||24.4%||50th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||11||21.6%||29th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||34||19.1%||22nd|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||144||36||25.0%||52nd|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||17||29.8%||66th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||108||40.1%||78th|
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