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Rep. Barker Burnell

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 10th District

Burnell was the representative for Massachusetts’s 10th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1843 to 1845.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 11th congressional district as a Whig from 1841 to 1843.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1841 to Feb 1845, Burnell missed 387 of 975 roll call votes, which is 39.7%. This is much worse than the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1845. 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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