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Rep. Howard Smith

Former Representative for Virginia’s 8th District

Smith was the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1935 to 1966.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s at-large district as a Democrat from 1933 to 1934; and the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1933.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1931 to Oct 1966, Smith missed 140 of 3,554 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 7.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1966. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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