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Rep. John Brown

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 2nd District

Brown was the representative for Kentucky’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1875 to 1877.

He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Kentucky as a Democrat from 1867 to 1869; and the representative for Kentucky’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1859 to 1861.

Misconudct

Brown faced an allegation of insulting a member in debate and lying to the Speaker on February 4, 1875. On Feb. 4, 1875, the House of Representatives censured him, 161-79. On May. 2, 1876, the House of Representatives unanimously agreed to resolution rescinding portion of censure regarding comments to Speaker because the former Speaker concluded Brown “did not in any way intend to prevaricate or deceive the House”.

Feb. 4, 1875 House of Representatives censured, 161-79
May. 2, 1876 House of Representatives unanimously agreed to resolution rescinding portion of censure regarding comments to Speaker because the former Speaker concluded Brown “did not in any way intend to prevaricate or deceive the House”

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1859 to Mar 1877, Brown missed 486 of 1,235 roll call votes, which is 39.4%. This is much worse than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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