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Sen. Thomas Bayard Sr.

Former Senator for Delaware

Bayard was a senator from Delaware and was a Democrat. He served from 1881 to 1885.

He was previously a senator from Delaware as a Democrat from 1875 to 1881; and a senator from Delaware as a Democrat from 1869 to 1875.

Photo of Sen. Thomas Bayard Sr. [D-DE, 1881-1885]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1869 to Mar 1885, Bayard missed 1,435 of 4,967 roll call votes, which is 28.9%. This is on par with the median of 32.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1885. 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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