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Rep. Ezra Darby

Former Representative for New Jersey

Darby was the representative for New Jersey and was a Republican. He served from 1807 to 1809.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey as a Republican from 1805 to 1807.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Darby was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Darby was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1805 to Jan 1809, Darby missed 42 of 209 roll call votes, which is 20.1%. This is on par with the median of 19.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1809. 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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