Watson was the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1967-1970) and previously a Democrat (1963-1966). He served from 1963 to 1970.
From Jan 1963 to Dec 1970, Watson missed 192 of 1,482 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is worse than the median of 8.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1970. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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