Rep. Benjamin Martin
Former Representative for West Virginia’s 2nd District
Martin was the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1877 to 1881.
From Oct 1877 to Mar 1881, Martin missed 198 of 816 roll call votes, which is 24.3%. This is on par with the median of 27.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1881. 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 1877-Feb 1878||56||2||3.6%||7th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||6||5.2%||4th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||7||20.0%||42nd|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||25||21.0%||33rd|
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