Farwell was a senator from Illinois and was a Republican. He served from 1887 to 1891.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Illinois’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1871 to 1873.
From Jul 1886 to Mar 1891, Farwell missed 611 of 1,029 roll call votes, which is 59.4%. This is much worse than the median of 35.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1891. 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 1886-Mar 1887||113||14||12.4%||7th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||50||19||38.0%||54th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||199||137||68.8%||87th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||31||22||71.0%||86th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||143||66||46.2%||61st|
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