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Rep. Jehu Baker

Former Representative for Illinois’s 21st District

Baker was the representative for Illinois’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1897 to 1899.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; and the representative for Illinois’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1869.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1865 to Mar 1899, Baker missed 139 of 1,833 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is better than the median of 34.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1899. 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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