Phelps was the representative for Maryland’s 3rd congressional district and was most recently a Conservative (1867-1869) and previously an Unconditional Unionist (1865-1867). He served from 1865 to 1869.
From Dec 1865 to Mar 1869, Phelps missed 637 of 1,330 roll call votes, which is 47.9%. This is much worse than the median of 26.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1869. 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 1865-Feb 1866||105||31||29.5%||85th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||135||60.3%||96th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||56||39.4%||84th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||73||37.1%||72nd|
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