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Rep. Frank Boykin

Former Representative for Alabama’s 1st District

Boykin was the representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1935 to 1962.

Misconduct

Boykin was found guilty of conspiracy and conflict of interest. In 1962, after reapportionment reduced Alabama's Congressional delegation by one seat in 1962, Alabama held a single statewide election for its representatives with all of the current representatives running against each other. Boykin placed last and therefore was not re-elected. In 1963, he was convicted. In 1964, he was pardoned by President Johnson.

1962 After reapportionment reduced Alabama's Congressional delegation by one seat in 1962, Alabama held a single statewide election for Congressional Representatives with all of the current Representatives running against each other. The Representative who placed last would get no seat and the rest would be at-large. Boykin placed last.
1963 Convicted.
1964 Pardoned by President Johnson.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1935 to Oct 1962, Boykin missed 209 of 2,562 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1962. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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