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Sen. Thomas Staples Martin

Former Senator for Virginia

Martin was a senator from Virginia and was a Democrat. He served from 1907 to 1919.

He was previously a senator from Virginia as a Democrat from 1901 to 1907; and a senator from Virginia as a Democrat from 1895 to 1901.

Photo of Sen. Thomas Staples Martin [D-VA, 1907-1919]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1895 to Nov 1919, Martin missed 1,043 of 3,267 roll call votes, which is 31.9%. This is on par with the median of 25.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 1919. 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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