Rep. John Bright

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 5th District, Democrat

Bright, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district from 1877 to 1881.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district (1875-1877); the representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district (1873-1875); and the representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district (1871-1873).

Voting Record

From Mar 1871 to Mar 1881, Bright missed 387 of 2,135 roll call votes, which is 18.1%. This is better than the median of 27.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1881. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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