Bidlack was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1841 to 1843.
From May 1841 to Mar 1845, Bidlack missed 381 of 1,571 roll call votes, which is 24.3%. This is on par with the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1845. 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 1841-Mar 1842||204||50||24.5%||53rd|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||31||18.0%||42nd|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||15||10.7%||18th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||55||32.4%||72nd|
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