Lay was the representative for Missouri’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1879 to 1881.
From Mar 1879 to Dec 1879, Lay missed 134 of 138 roll call votes, which is 97.1%. This is much worse than the median of 27.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1879. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||1||0||0.0%||0th|
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