Rep. Richard Manning
Former Representative for South Carolina’s 8th District
Legislators who enslaved Black people
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||28||26.7%||80th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||20||35.1%||88th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000