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Rep. Jacob Blair

Former Representative for West Virginia’s 1st District

Blair was the representative for West Virginia’s 1st congressional district and was an Unconditional Unionist. He served from 1863 to 1865.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 11th congressional district as an Unionist from 1861 to 1863.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1861 to Mar 1865, Blair missed 386 of 1,185 roll call votes, which is 32.6%. This is on par with the median of 28.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1865. 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.

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Primary Sources

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