Rep. Gabriel Holmes
Former Representative for North Carolina
Holmes was the representative for North Carolina and was (unknown party). He served from 1829 to 1831.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829; and the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Jan 1826 to Mar 1829, Holmes missed 109 of 343 roll call votes, which is 31.8%. This is much worse than the median of 16.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1829. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||160||36||22.5%||73rd|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||72||40||55.6%||92nd|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000