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Rep. Wilder Foster

Former Representative for Michigan’s 5th District

Foster was the representative for Michigan’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.

He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1871 to 1873.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1871 to Jun 1874, Foster missed 47 of 431 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is better than the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1874. 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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