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Rep. Jacob Golladay

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 3rd District

Golladay was the representative for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1867 to 1871.

Photo of Rep. Jacob Golladay [D-KY3, 1867-1871]

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Golladay was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Golladay was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1867 to Feb 1870, Golladay missed 75 of 765 roll call votes, which is 9.8%. This is better than the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1870. 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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