Dietrich was a senator from Nebraska and was a Republican. He served from 1901 to 1905.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Dietrich faced an allegation of improprieties in postal appointments while Nebraska governor. On Feb. 1, 1904, Dietrich requested an investigation into charges he had accepted bribes for postal appointments even though the charges were dismissed in January 1904. On Apr. 14, 1904, the special committee unanimously exonerated Dietrich and no further action was taken.
|Feb. 1, 1904||Senate Dietrich requested an investigation into charges he had accepted bribes for postal appointments even though the charges were dismissed in January 1904.|
|Apr. 14, 1904||The special committee unanimously exonerated Dietrich and no further action was taken.|
From Dec 1901 to Mar 1905, Dietrich missed 65 of 208 roll call votes, which is 31.2%. This is on par with the median of 29.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1905. 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||26||6||23.1%||59th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||36||22||61.1%||80th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||56||11||19.6%||46th|
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