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Rep. Joseph Newsham

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 4th District

Newsham was the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1869 to 1871.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1867 to 1869.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1868 to Mar 1871, Newsham missed 307 of 595 roll call votes, which is 51.6%. This is much worse than the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1871. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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