Volstead was the representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1915 to 1923.
He was previously the representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1907 to 1915; the representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1905 to 1907; and the representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1903 to 1905.
From Nov 1903 to Mar 1923, Volstead missed 314 of 2,401 roll call votes, which is 13.1%. This is better than the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1923. 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 1903-Apr 1904||49||4||8.2%||9th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||4||12.5%||22nd|
|Dec 1905-Feb 1906||25||3||12.0%||20th|
|Dec 1906-Mar 1907||34||6||17.6%||36th|
|Dec 1907-May 1908||270||20||7.4%||6th|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||6||14.3%||26th|
|Dec 1909-Feb 1910||18||1||5.6%||19th|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||68||8||11.8%||26th|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||58||6||10.3%||18th|
|Dec 1912-Mar 1913||67||9||13.4%||22nd|
|Dec 1913-Feb 1914||24||9||37.5%||81st|
|Dec 1914-Mar 1915||67||5||7.5%||18th|
|Dec 1915-Feb 1916||16||1||6.2%||15th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||62||8||12.9%||43rd|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||1||2.9%||8th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||1||1.6%||2nd|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||39||4||10.3%||23rd|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||7||7.6%||25th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||48||1||2.1%||3rd|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||60||18||30.0%||49th|
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