Sterling was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1917 to 1919.
From Apr 1917 to Mar 1919, Sterling missed 118 of 265 roll call votes, which is 44.5%. This is much worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1919. 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 1917-Feb 1918||34||16||47.1%||88th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||27||42.9%||75th|
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