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Rep. James Buffinton

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 1st District

Buffinton was the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1875 to 1877.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1869 to 1873; the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1857 to 1859; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as an American from 1855 to 1857.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1855 to Mar 1877, Buffinton missed 103 of 3,983 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is better than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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