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Sen. John Thompson

Former Senator for Kentucky

Thompson was a senator from Kentucky and was an American. He served from 1853 to 1859.

He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Kentucky’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; and the representative for Kentucky’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1839 to 1843.

Photo of Sen. John Thompson [A-KY, 1853-1859]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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