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Rep. Roderick Butler

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 1st District

Butler was the representative for Tennessee’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1887 to 1889.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Tennessee’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1867 to 1873.

Misconduct

Butler faced an allegation of accepting money for recommending appointment to military academy. On Mar. 16, 1870, the Committee on Military Affairs recommended censure. On Mar. 16, 1870, the House of Representatives censured him, 150-0.

Mar. 16, 1870 Committee on Military Affairs recommended censure.
Mar. 16, 1870 House of Representatives censured, 150-0

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1867 to Mar 1889, Butler missed 768 of 2,245 roll call votes, which is 34.2%. This is on par with the median of 32.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1889. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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