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Rep. Thomas Gilmer

Former Representative for Virginia’s 5th District

Gilmer was the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as a Whig from 1841 to 1843.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1841 to Feb 1844, Gilmer missed 361 of 1,079 roll call votes, which is 33.5%. This is worse than the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1844. 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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