Benson was the representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1917 to 1921.
From Dec 1918 to Mar 1921, Benson missed 174 of 402 roll call votes, which is 43.3%. This is much worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1921. 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 1918-Mar 1919||63||28||44.4%||84th|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||39||13||33.3%||64th|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||33||35.9%||71st|
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