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Sen. Philetus Sawyer

Former Senator for Wisconsin

Sawyer was a senator from Wisconsin and was a Republican. He served from 1887 to 1893.

He was previously a senator from Wisconsin as a Republican from 1881 to 1887; the representative for Wisconsin’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1873.

Photo of Sen. Philetus Sawyer [R-WI, 1887-1893]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1881 to Mar 1893, Sawyer missed 573 of 2,999 roll call votes, which is 19.1%. This is better than the median of 35.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1893. 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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