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Rep. Robert Ridgway

Former Representative for Virginia’s 5th District

Ridgway was the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district and was a Conservative. He served from 1869 to 1871.

He was previously the representative for Virginia as a Whig from 1867 to 1869.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1870 to Jul 1870, Ridgway missed 256 of 356 roll call votes, which is 71.9%. This is much worse than the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1870. 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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