Rep. Robert Smith

Former Representative from Illinois’s 8th District, Democrat

Smith, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district from 1857 to 1859.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district (1847-1849; Ind. Democrat); the representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district (1845-1847); and the representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district (1843-1845).

Voting Record

From Dec 1843 to Mar 1859, Smith missed 562 of 2,265 roll call votes, which is 24.8%. This is on par with the median of 23.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1859. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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