Rep. Thomas Blount
Former Representative for North Carolina’s 3rd District
Blount was the representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1811 to 1813.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1807 to 1809; the representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1805 to 1807; the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1793 to 1795.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Jan 1794 to Feb 1812, Blount missed 61 of 760 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is better than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1812. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||1||5.3%||47th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||12||27.3%||88th|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||15||14.6%||56th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||1||1.8%||6th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||6||5.2%||13th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||60||19||31.7%||85th|
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