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|
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||44||22.3%||46th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||17||23.9%||61st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000