From Mar 1897 to Jun 1910, Clay missed 239 of 1,183 roll call votes, which is 20.2%. This is better than the median of 26.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1910. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||26||2||7.7%||14th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||51||8||15.7%||5th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||20||4||20.0%||31st|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||80||10||12.5%||16th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||26||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||36||12||33.3%||34th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||56||3||5.4%||4th|
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