Edwards was the representative for Montana’s 1st congressional district and was a Populist. He served from 1901 to 1903.
From Dec 1901 to Mar 1903, Edwards missed 141 of 183 roll call votes, which is 77.0%. This is much worse than the median of 31.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1903. 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 1901-Feb 1902||19||4||21.1%||38th|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||114||100.0%||99th|
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