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Rep. John Beatty

Former Representative for New Jersey

Beatty was the representative for New Jersey and was (unknown party). He served from 1793 to 1795.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

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compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents.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

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1794 to Mar 1795, Beatty missed 6 of 69 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is better than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1795. 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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