Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1859
Rep. Joshua Giddings [R-OH20, 1857-1859] leaves office as Representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Ohio’s 20th District, Republican
Giddings, a Republican, was the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district from 1857 to 1859.
He was previously the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district (1855-1857; Ind. Republican-Democrat); the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district (1853-1855; Free Soil); the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district (1851-1853; Free Soil); the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district (1849-1851; Free Soil); the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district (1847-1849; Whig); the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district (1845-1847; Whig); the representative for Ohio's 20th congressional district (1843-1845; Whig); the representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district (1839-1843; Whig); and the representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district (1837-1839; Whig).
From Sep 1837 to Mar 1859, Giddings missed 2,018 of 6,384 roll call votes, which is 31.6%. This is worse than the median of 23.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1859. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||40||27.6%||17th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||28||16.5%||20th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||48||39.0%||33rd|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||179||19||10.6%||10th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||51||29.7%||30th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||36||25.7%||55th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||45||26.5%||55th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||15||10.1%||19th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||64||35.8%||52nd|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||18||17.8%||33rd|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||24||15.5%||32nd|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||19||17.6%||55th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||24||18.0%||34th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||23||24.0%||51st|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||25||21.9%||36th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||37||32.5%||68th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||49||31.6%||75th|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||24||13.6%||40th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||160||69.3%||97th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||104||32||30.8%||72nd|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||196||64||32.7%||76th|
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