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Sen. Lafayette Foster

Former Senator for Connecticut

Foster was a senator from Connecticut and was a Republican. He served from 1861 to 1867.

He was previously a senator from Connecticut as a Republican from 1855 to 1861.

Photo of Sen. Lafayette Foster [R-CT, 1861-1867]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1856 to Mar 1867, Foster missed 425 of 3,657 roll call votes, which is 11.6%. This is better than the median of 23.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1867. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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