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Rep. James Gibson

Former Representative for Virginia’s 8th District

Gibson was the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district and was a Conservative. He served from 1869 to 1871.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1870 to Mar 1871, Gibson missed 258 of 512 roll call votes, which is 50.4%. This is much worse than the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1871. 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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