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Rep. Burwell Bassett

Former Representative for Virginia’s 8th District

Bassett was the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1827 to 1829.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1815 to 1817; the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1811 to 1813; the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1807 to 1811; and the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1805 to 1807.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1805 to Mar 1829, Bassett missed 308 of 1,752 roll call votes, which is 17.6%. This is on par with the median of 16.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1829. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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