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Rep. Benjamin Butler

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 7th District

Butler was the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1877 to 1879.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1867 to 1873.

Photo of Rep. Benjamin Butler [R-MA7, 1877-1879]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1867 to Mar 1879, Butler missed 999 of 2,710 roll call votes, which is 36.9%. This is much worse than the median of 22.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1879. 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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