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Sen. John McPherson

Former Senator for New Jersey

McPherson was a senator from New Jersey and was a Democrat. He served from 1889 to 1895.

He was previously a senator from New Jersey as a Democrat from 1883 to 1889; and a senator from New Jersey as a Democrat from 1877 to 1883.

Photo of Sen. John McPherson [D-NJ, 1889-1895]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1877 to Mar 1895, McPherson missed 2,701 of 4,714 roll call votes, which is 57.3%. This is much worse than the median of 34.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1895. 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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