Sen. John Bell

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).

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Voting Record

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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