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Rep. Harry Rowbottom

Former Representative for Indiana’s 1st District

Rowbottom was the representative for Indiana’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1927 to 1931.

He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1925 to 1927.


Rowbottom faced an allegation of accepting bribes for appointments to the U.S. Post Office. In 1930, he was an unsuccessful candidate for election. On Apr. 16, 1931, he was convicted.

1930 Unsuccessful candidate for election.
Apr. 16, 1931 Convicted.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1925 to Mar 1931, Rowbottom missed 69 of 289 roll call votes, which is 23.9%. This is worse than the median of 17.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1931. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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