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Rep. Philemon Herbert

Former Representative for California

Herbert was the representative for California and was a Democrat. He served from 1855 to 1857.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Herbert faced an allegation of fatally shooting a hotel waiter who refused him after-hours breakfast service for which he was arrested on May 8, 1856 and imprisoned prior to trial. On May. 15, 1856, the House of Representatives tabled the resolution to refer the case to Judiciary Committee, 79-70. In Jan. 1856, he was acquitted.

May. 15, 1856 House of Representatives tabled the resolution to refer the case to Judiciary Committee, 79-70
July 1856 Acquitted.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1855 to Mar 1857, Herbert missed 275 of 729 roll call votes, which is 37.7%. This is much worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1857. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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