Curtin was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1885 to 1887.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 1883 to 1885; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 1881 to 1883.
From Dec 1881 to Mar 1887, Curtin missed 487 of 989 roll call votes, which is 49.2%. This is much worse than the median of 28.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1887. 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 1881-Mar 1882||75||39||52.0%||88th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||36||36.0%||78th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||7||20.6%||54th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||65||44.5%||83rd|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||14||35.9%||72nd|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||47||45.6%||84th|
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