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Rep. John Deweese

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 4th District

Deweese was the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1867 to 1871.


Deweese faced an allegation of accepting money for recommending appointment to military academy. On Feb. 28, 1870, he resigned. On Mar. 1, 1870, the Committee on Military Affairs recommended censure and the House of Representatives censured him, 170-0.

Feb. 28, 1870 Resigned.
Mar. 1, 1870 Committee on Military Affairs recommended censure.
Mar. 1, 1870 House of Representatives censured,170-0

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1867 to Feb 1870, Deweese missed 122 of 427 roll call votes, which is 28.6%. This is on par with the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1870. 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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