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Sen. Robert Rhett

Former Senator for South Carolina

Rhett was a senator from South Carolina and was a Democrat. He served from 1850 to 1853.

He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845; the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1839 to 1843; and the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district as a Nullifier from 1837 to 1839.

Photo of Sen. Robert Rhett [D-SC, 1850-1853]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1851 to Dec 1852, Rhett missed 112 of 224 roll call votes, which is 50.0%. This is much worse than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1852. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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