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Sen. Lewis Cass

Former Senator for Michigan

Cass was a senator from Michigan and was a Democrat. He served from 1851 to 1857.

He was previously a senator from Michigan as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851; and a senator from Michigan as a Democrat from 1845 to 1849.

Photo of Sen. Lewis Cass [D-MI, 1851-1857]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1845 to Mar 1857, Cass missed 803 of 2,350 roll call votes, which is 34.2%. This is worse than the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1857. 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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