Shively was a senator from Indiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1915 to 1917.
He was previously a senator from Indiana as a Democrat from 1909 to 1915; the representative for Indiana’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; the representative for Indiana’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Indiana’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889; and the representative for Indiana’s 13th congressional district as a National Greenbacker from 1883 to 1885.
From Apr 1909 to Dec 1916, Shively missed 392 of 1,296 roll call votes, which is 30.2%. This is on par with the median of 32.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1916. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||52||9||17.3%||36th|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||35||6||17.1%||41st|
|Dec 1912-Mar 1913||111||37||33.3%||61st|
|Dec 1913-Feb 1914||59||12||20.3%||40th|
|Dec 1914-Mar 1915||117||57||48.7%||76th|
|Dec 1915-Feb 1916||40||40||100.0%||97th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||1||1||100.0%||97th|
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