Curtis was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 19th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 24th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853.
From Dec 1851 to Mar 1875, Curtis missed 639 of 1,536 roll call votes, which is 41.6%. This is much worse than the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1875. 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 1851-Mar 1852||96||28||29.2%||0th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||41||36.0%||25th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||59||51.8%||50th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||60||38.7%||25th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||21||26.9%||72nd|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||135||57.4%||89th|
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