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Sen. Peter Gerry

Former Senator for Rhode Island

Gerry was a senator from Rhode Island and was a Democrat. He served from 1935 to 1946.

He was previously a senator from Rhode Island as a Democrat from 1923 to 1929; a senator from Rhode Island as a Democrat from 1917 to 1923; and the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1913 to 1915.

Photo of Sen. Peter Gerry [D-RI, 1935-1946]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1917 to Aug 1946, Gerry missed 1,015 of 3,492 roll call votes, which is 29.1%. This is much worse than the median of 13.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1946. 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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