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Sen. Samuel Phelps

Former Senator for Vermont

Phelps was a senator from Vermont and was a Whig. He served from 1853 to 1855.

He was previously a senator from Vermont as a Whig from 1845 to 1851; and a senator from Vermont as a Whig from 1839 to 1845.

Photo of Sen. Samuel Phelps [W-VT, 1853-1855]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1840 to Dec 1854, Phelps missed 1,109 of 2,857 roll call votes, which is 38.8%. This is much worse than the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1854. 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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