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Rep. John Atkins

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 8th District

Atkins was the representative for Tennessee’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1881 to 1883.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1877 to 1881; the representative for Tennessee’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1857 to Mar 1883, Atkins missed 484 of 2,515 roll call votes, which is 19.2%. This is better than the median of 28.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1883. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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