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Sen. Thomas Ellsworth Martin

Former Senator for Iowa

Martin was a senator from Iowa and was a Republican. He served from 1955 to 1960.

He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1939 to 1954.

Photo of Sen. Thomas Ellsworth Martin [R-IA, 1955-1960]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Sep 1960, Martin missed 38 of 946 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is better than the median of 7.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 1960. 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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