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Rep. John Floyd

Former Representative for Georgia’s 7th District

Floyd was the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1827 to 1829.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Floyd was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Floyd was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1827 to Mar 1829, Floyd missed 9 of 233 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 16.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1829. 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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