Cowles was the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1909 to 1911.
From Mar 1909 to Mar 1911, Cowles missed 27 of 200 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is better than the median of 26.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1911. 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 1909-Feb 1910||18||1||5.6%||14th|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||68||15||22.1%||38th|
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