From Jan 1870 to Jan 1874, Ames missed 465 of 1,424 roll call votes, which is 32.7%. This is on par with the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1874. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||4||3||75.0%||92nd|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||194||30||15.5%||7th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||3||3.8%||0th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||195||67||34.4%||68th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||24||15||62.5%||96th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo