Sen. Alva Adams
Former Senator for Colorado
From Dec 1923 to Nov 1941, Adams missed 76 of 1,103 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is better than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 1941. 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 1923-Feb 1924||54||32||59.3%||35th|
|1941 Jan-Jan 76th Congress||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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo