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Rep. James Nesmith

Former Representative for Oregon’s 1st District

Nesmith was the representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1873 to 1875.

He was previously a senator from Oregon as a Democrat from 1861 to 1867.

Photo of Rep. James Nesmith [D-OR1, 1873-1875]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1873 to Mar 1875, Nesmith missed 201 of 474 roll call votes, which is 42.4%. This is much worse than the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1875. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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