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Rep. John Bennett Dawson

Former Representative for Louisiana


Dawson was the representative for Louisiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1845 to 1847.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845; and the representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1841 to 1843.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1841 to Mar 1845, Dawson missed 786 of 1,570 roll call votes, which is 50.1%. This is much worse than the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1845. 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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