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Rep. Sampson Butler

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 4th District

Butler was the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1839 to 1843.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1839 to Aug 1842, Butler missed 876 of 1,551 roll call votes, which is 56.5%. This is much worse than the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1842. 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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Primary Sources

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