Sen. John Thompson

Former Senator from Kentucky, American

Thompson, a American, was a senator from Kentucky from 1853 to 1859.

He was previously the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (1849-1851; Whig); the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (1847-1849; Whig); and the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (1839-1843; Whig).

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Voting Record

From Mar 1853 to Mar 1859, Thompson missed 953 of 1,697 roll call votes, which is 56.2%. This is much worse than the median of 25.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1859. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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