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Sen. John Thomson

Former Senator for New Jersey

Thomson was a senator from New Jersey and was a Democrat. He served from 1857 to 1863.

He was previously a senator from New Jersey as a Democrat from 1853 to 1857.

Photo of Sen. John Thomson [D-NJ, 1857-1863]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1853 to Jul 1862, Thomson missed 1,635 of 2,858 roll call votes, which is 57.2%. This is much worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 1862. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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