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Sen. Nehemiah Knight

Former Senator for Rhode Island

Knight was a senator from Rhode Island and was a Whig. He served from 1835 to 1841.

He was previously a senator from Rhode Island as a Whig from 1829 to 1835; a senator from Rhode Island as an Adams from 1823 to 1829; and a senator from Rhode Island as a Republican from 1821 to 1823.

Photo of Sen. Nehemiah Knight [W-RI, 1835-1841]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1821 to Mar 1841, Knight missed 696 of 2,879 roll call votes, which is 24.2%. This is on par with the median of 22.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1841. 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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