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Sen. John Mitchell

Former Senator for Pennsylvania

Mitchell was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican. He served from 1881 to 1887.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district as a Republican from 1877 to 1881.

Photo of Sen. John Mitchell [R-PA, 1881-1887]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1881 to Mar 1887, Mitchell missed 951 of 1,875 roll call votes, which is 50.7%. This is much worse than the median of 30.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1887. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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