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Rep. Richard Manning

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 8th District

Manning was the representative for South Carolina’s 8th congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1835 to 1837.

He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Manning was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Manning was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1834 to May 1836, Manning missed 93 of 263 roll call votes, which is 35.4%. This is much worse than the median of 21.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1836. 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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