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Rep. Finis Downing

Former Representative for Illinois’s 16th District

Downing was the representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1895 to 1897.

Photo of Rep. Finis Downing [D-IL16, 1895-1897]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1895 to Jun 1896, Downing missed 50 of 88 roll call votes, which is 56.8%. This is much worse than the median of 36.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1896. 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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