Rep. John Heath
Former Representative for Virginia’s 19th District
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Jan 1794 to Mar 1797, Heath missed 55 of 152 roll call votes, which is 36.2%. This is much worse than the median of 15.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1797. 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|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||1||6.7%||16th|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||16||40.0%||84th|
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