Gibson was a senator from Maryland and was a Democrat. He served from 1891 to 1897.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889; and the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1885 to 1887.
From Jan 1892 to Mar 1897, Gibson missed 451 of 967 roll call votes, which is 46.6%. This is worse than the median of 35.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1897. 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 1892-Mar 1893||105||52||49.5%||75th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||101||59||58.4%||89th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||36||14||38.9%||64th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||71||34||47.9%||64th|
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