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Rep. Dewey Short

Former Representative for Missouri’s 7th District

Short was the representative for Missouri’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1935 to 1956.

He was previously the representative for Missouri’s 14th congressional district as a Republican from 1929 to 1931.

Photo of Rep. Dewey Short [R-MO7, 1935-1956]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1929 to Jul 1956, Short missed 238 of 2,153 roll call votes, which is 11.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1956. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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