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Rep. Henry Burnett

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 1st District

Burnett was the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1861 to 1863.

He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1859 to 1861; the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859; and the representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857.

Misconudct

Burnett faced an allegation of open rebellion against the government of the United States. On Dec. 3, 1861, the House of Representatives expelled him, but no vote recorded.

Dec. 3, 1861 House of Representatives expelled him, but no vote recorded

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1855 to Feb 1862, Burnett missed 322 of 1,766 roll call votes, which is 18.2%. This is better than the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1862. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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