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Rep. Alexander Duncan

Former Representative for Ohio’s 1st District

Duncan was the representative for Ohio’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1839 to 1841; and the representative for Ohio’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Duncan faced an allegation of violating privileges of the House by publishing remarks in a newspaper insulting to another member on February 19, 1839. On Feb. 22, 1839, the House of Representatives tabled the censure resolution.

Feb. 22, 1839 House of Representatives tabled the censure resolution

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Sep 1837 to Mar 1845, Duncan missed 714 of 1,823 roll call votes, which is 39.2%. This is much worse than the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1845. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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