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Sen. John Pettit

Former Senator for Indiana

Pettit was a senator from Indiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1853 to 1855.

He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.

Photo of Sen. John Pettit [D-IN, 1853-1855]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1853 to Mar 1855, Pettit missed 167 of 656 roll call votes, which is 25.5%. This is on par with the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1855. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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