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Sen. John Spence

Former Senator for Maryland

Spence was a senator from Maryland and was a Whig. He served from 1836 to 1841.

He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district as an Anti-Jacksonian from 1831 to 1833; and the representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district as an Anti-Jacksonian from 1823 to 1825.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1837 to Jul 1840, Spence missed 578 of 846 roll call votes, which is 68.3%. This is much worse than the median of 22.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 1840. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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