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Rep. Charles Buckalew

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th District

Buckalew was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1889 to 1891.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889; and a senator from Pennsylvania as a Democrat from 1863 to 1869.

Photo of Rep. Charles Buckalew [D-PA17, 1889-1891]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1887 to Mar 1891, Buckalew missed 454 of 907 roll call votes, which is 50.1%. This is much worse than the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1891. 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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