Buckalew, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district from 1889 to 1891.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district (1887-1889); and a senator from Pennsylvania (1863-1869).
From Dec 1887 to Mar 1891, Buckalew missed 454 of 907 roll call votes, which is 50.1%. This is much worse than the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1891. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||1||2.6%||3rd|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||55||48.7%||86th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||41||51.2%||76th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||114||65.9%||92nd|
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