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Rep. Melvin Laird

Former Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th District

Laird was the representative for Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1953 to 1970.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Feb 1969, Laird missed 146 of 2,019 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1969. 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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