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Sen. Thomas Sumter

Former Senator for South Carolina

Sumter was a senator from South Carolina and was a Republican. He served from 1805 to 1811.

He was previously a senator from South Carolina as a Republican from 1801 to 1805; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1801 to 1803; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1799 to 1801; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1797 to 1799; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1789 to 1791.

Photo of Sen. Thomas Sumter [R-SC, 1805-1811]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1801 to Dec 1810, Sumter missed 45 of 428 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is better than the median of 12.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1810. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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