Smith was the representative for Maine’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1937 to 1940.
From Jan 1937 to Apr 1940, Smith missed 37 of 285 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is worse than the median of 7.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1940. 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.
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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