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Rep. George Clymer

Former Representative for Pennsylvania

Clymer was the representative for Pennsylvania and was (unknown party). He served from 1789 to 1791.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

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compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents.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

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1789 to Mar 1791, Clymer missed 13 of 109 roll call votes, which is 11.9%. This is on par with the median of 10.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1791. 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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