Hemphill was the representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1957 to 1964.
From Jan 1957 to May 1964, Hemphill missed 12 of 769 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1964. 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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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