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Rep. John Parnell Thomas

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 7th District

Thomas was the representative for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1937 to 1950.

Photo of Rep. John Parnell Thomas [R-NJ7, 1937-1950]


Thomas faced an allegation of payroll fraud. On Nov. 30, 1949, he pleaded no contest and served nine months in prison. On Jan. 2, 1950, he resigned.

Nov. 30, 1949 Pleaded no contest and served nine months in prison.
Jan. 2, 1950 Resigned.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1937 to Oct 1949, Thomas missed 159 of 1,207 roll call votes, which is 13.2%. This is much worse than the median of 3.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1949. 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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