Rep. Joseph Gist
Former Representative for South Carolina’s 7th District
Gist was the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1825 to 1827.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1823 to 1825; and the representative for South Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1821 to Mar 1827, Gist missed 68 of 300 roll call votes, which is 22.7%. This is worse than the median of 16.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1827. 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 1821-May 1822||71||4||5.6%||25th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||1||1.3%||3rd|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||2||13.3%||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