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Rep. James Izlar

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 1st District

Izlar was the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1893 to 1895.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Izlar 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compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Izlar was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1894 to Mar 1895, Izlar missed 23 of 149 roll call votes, which is 15.4%. This is better than the median of 37.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1895. 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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