Butler was the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1877 to 1879.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1867 to 1873.
From Mar 1867 to Mar 1879, Butler missed 999 of 2,710 roll call votes, which is 36.9%. This is much worse than the median of 22.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1879. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||138||52||37.7%||83rd|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||75||38.1%||72nd|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||36||50.7%||92nd|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||33||20.9%||42nd|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||35||39.3%||91st|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||65||43.3%||79th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||19||24.4%||68th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||58||24.7%||55th|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||31||55.4%||97th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||60||51.7%||93rd|
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