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Rep. Richard Beale

Former Representative for Virginia’s 1st District

Beale was the representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1877 to 1881.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1847 to Mar 1881, Beale missed 301 of 983 roll call votes, which is 30.6%. This is on par with the median of 27.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1881. 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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