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Sen. William Fessenden

Former Senator for Maine

Fessenden, a Republican, was a senator from Maine from 1865 to 1869.

He was previously a senator from Maine (1859-1865); a senator from Maine (1854-1859); and the representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district (1841-1843; Whig).

Photo of Sen. William Fessenden [R-ME, 1865-1869]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1854 to Apr 1869, Fessenden missed 986 of 4,763 roll call votes, which is 20.7%. This is better than the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1869. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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