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Sen. John Berrien

Former Senator for Georgia

Berrien was a senator from Georgia and was a Whig. He served from 1847 to 1853.

He was previously a senator from Georgia as a Whig from 1841 to 1847; and a senator from Georgia as a Jackson from 1825 to 1829.

Photo of Sen. John Berrien [W-GA, 1847-1853]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1825 to May 1852, Berrien missed 517 of 2,920 roll call votes, which is 17.7%. This is better than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1852. 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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