Porter was the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1869 to 1873.
From Jan 1870 to Mar 1873, Porter missed 410 of 1,030 roll call votes, which is 39.8%. This is much worse than the median of 24.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1873. 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 1869-Feb 1870||33||17||51.5%||96th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||15||16.9%||46th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||17||11.3%||15th|
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