Rep. Thomas Benton

Former Representative from Missouri’s 1st District, Democrat

Benton, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district from 1853 to 1855.

He was previously a senator from Missouri (1845-1851); a senator from Missouri (1839-1845); a senator from Missouri (1833-1839); a senator from Missouri (1827-1833; Jackson); and a senator from Missouri (1821-1827; Jackson).

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Voting Record

From Dec 1853 to Mar 1855, Benton missed 293 of 607 roll call votes, which is 48.3%. This is much worse than the median of 31.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1855. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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