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Rep. Paulus Powell

Former Representative for Virginia’s 6th District

Powell was the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1857 to 1859.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1849 to Mar 1859, Powell missed 838 of 2,911 roll call votes, which is 28.8%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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