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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Former President of the United States

Kennedy was President of the United States and was a Democratic. He served from 1961 to 1963.

He was previously a senator from Massachusetts as a Democrat from 1953 to 1960; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1947 to 1952.

Photo of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy [D, 1961-1963]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Sep 1960, Kennedy missed 316 of 1,217 roll call votes, which is 26.0%. This is much worse than the median of 7.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 1960. 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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