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Rep. Andrew May

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 7th District

May was the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1935 to 1946.

He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s at-large district as a Democrat from 1933 to 1934; and the representative for Kentucky’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1933.


May faced an allegation of war profiteering by accepting bribes to use his official position to secure munitions contracts during World War Two. In 1946, he was defeated in the election. On Jul. 3, 1947, he was convicted. In 1950, he served nine months in prison. In 1952, he was pardoned by President Truman.

1946 Defeated in the election.
Jul. 3, 1947 Convicted.
1950 Served nine months in prison.
1952 Pardoned by President Truman.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1931 to Aug 1946, May missed 91 of 1,401 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1946. 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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