Rep. Henry Bullard
Former Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd District
Bullard was the representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1849 to 1851.
He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district as an Anti Jacksonian from 1833 to 1835; and the representative for Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district as an Anti Jacksonian from 1831 to 1833.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1831 to Mar 1851, Bullard missed 263 of 685 roll call votes, which is 38.4%. This is much worse than the median of 21.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1851. 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 1831-Feb 1832||53||7||13.2%||57th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||40||28.0%||71st|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||29||82.9%||88th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||2||1||50.0%||92nd|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||77||57.9%||96th|
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