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Rep. Alexander Stephens

Former Representative for Georgia’s 8th District

Stephens was the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1881 to 1883.

He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1877 to 1881; the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859; the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district as an Unionist from 1851 to 1853; the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Georgia as a Whig from 1843 to 1845.

Photo of Rep. Alexander Stephens [D-GA8, 1881-1883]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1843 to Aug 1882, Stephens missed 3,396 of 6,290 roll call votes, which is 54.0%. This is much worse than the median of 28.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1882. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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