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Rep. Joseph Cottman

Former Representative for Maryland’s 6th District

Cottman was the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district and was an Ind. Whig. He served from 1851 to 1853.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1851 to Mar 1853, Cottman missed 290 of 455 roll call votes, which is 63.7%. This is much worse than the median of 27.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1853. 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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