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Sen. Samuel Dexter

Former Senator for Massachusetts

Dexter was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Federalist. He served from 1799 to 1801.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795.

Photo of Sen. Samuel Dexter [F-MA, 1799-1801]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1799 to May 1800, Dexter missed 24 of 81 roll call votes, which is 29.6%. This is much worse than the median of 15.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1800. 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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