Rep. Alston Dayton
Former Representative for West Virginia’s 2nd District
Dayton was the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1905 to 1907.
He was previously the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1903 to 1905; the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1901 to 1903; the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1899 to 1901; and the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1895 to 1899.
From Dec 1895 to Mar 1905, Dayton missed 378 of 764 roll call votes, which is 49.5%. This is much worse than the median of 29.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1905. 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 1895-Feb 1896||18||2||11.1%||29th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||32||51.6%||78th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||20||69.0%||96th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||12||32.4%||56th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||21||8||38.1%||69th|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||62||32||51.6%||87th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||19||9||47.4%||90th|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||65||57.0%||89th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||49||33||67.3%||90th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||17||53.1%||86th|
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