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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

Holmes 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compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Holmes was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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