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Sen. Thomas Rusk

Former Senator for Texas

Rusk was a senator from Texas and was a Democrat. He served from 1851 to 1857.

He was previously a senator from Texas as a Democrat from 1846 to 1851.

Photo of Sen. Thomas Rusk [D-TX, 1851-1857]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1846 to Mar 1857, Rusk missed 657 of 2,544 roll call votes, which is 25.8%. This is on par with the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1857. 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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