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Rep. Zadock Cook

Former Representative for Georgia

Cook was the representative for Georgia and was a Republican. He served from 1817 to 1819.

He was previously the representative for Georgia as a Republican from 1815 to 1817.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Cook was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Cook was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1817 to Mar 1819, Cook missed 27 of 133 roll call votes, which is 20.3%. This is worse than the median of 15.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1819. 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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