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Rep. Henry Edmundson

Former Representative for Virginia’s 12th District

Edmundson was the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859; the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Edmundson faced an allegation of complicity in assault on Sumner. On Jun. 2, 1856, a select committee recommended censure in a majority report. On Jul. 15, 1856, the House of Representatives censure resolution failed, 60-136.

Jun. 2, 1856 Select committee recommended censure in a majority report.
Jul. 15, 1856 House of Representatives censure resolution failed, 60-136

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1849 to Mar 1861, Edmundson missed 763 of 3,344 roll call votes, which is 22.8%. This is on par with the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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