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Rep. John Ralph McDowell

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 29th District

McDowell was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 29th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1947 to 1948.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 31st congressional district as a Republican from 1939 to 1940.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1939 to Aug 1948, McDowell missed 22 of 390 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is worse than the median of 3.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1948. 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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