Matthews was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 24th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1911 to 1913.
From Apr 1911 to Mar 1913, Matthews missed 181 of 261 roll call votes, which is 69.3%. This is much worse than the median of 28.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1913. 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 1911-Mar 1912||58||48||82.8%||97th|
|Dec 1912-Mar 1913||67||52||77.6%||94th|
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