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Sen. Richard Pettigrew

Former Senator for South Dakota

Pettigrew was a senator from South Dakota and was a Silver Republican. He served from 1895 to 1901.

He was previously a senator from South Dakota as a Republican from 1889 to 1895; and the representative from Dakota Territory as a Republican from 1881 to 1883.

Photo of Sen. Richard Pettigrew [S-SD, 1895-1901]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1889 to Mar 1901, Pettigrew missed 1,029 of 2,034 roll call votes, which is 50.6%. This is much worse than the median of 34.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1901. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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