Shaw, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district from 1883 to 1885.
He was previously the representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district (1857-1859).
From Dec 1857 to Mar 1885, Shaw missed 367 of 882 roll call votes, which is 41.6%. This is much worse than the median of 29.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1885. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||104||18||17.3%||45th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||196||72||36.7%||82nd|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||5||14.7%||34th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||146||100.0%||100th|
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