Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1859
Sen. John Thompson [A-KY, 1853-1859] leaves office as Senator from Kentucky.
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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).
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||18||35.3%||65th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||48||27.0%||47th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||144||66||45.8%||86th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||47||82.5%||96th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||198||73.6%||94th|
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