Rep. John Lumpkin
Former Representative for Georgia’s 5th District
Lumpkin was the representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1855 to 1857.
He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Georgia as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1843 to Mar 1857, Lumpkin missed 418 of 2,446 roll call votes, which is 17.1%. This is better than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1857. 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 1843-Feb 1844||140||12||8.6%||26th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||23||13.5%||16th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||30||20.1%||37th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||29||16.2%||21st|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||28||27.7%||54th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||40||25.8%||60th|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||6||3.4%||6th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||41||17.7%||41st|
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