Gooch was the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1867; the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1857 to 1859.
From Jan 1858 to Mar 1875, Gooch missed 593 of 2,656 roll call votes, which is 22.3%. This is on par with the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1875. 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 1857-Feb 1858||68||7||10.3%||25th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||195||42||21.5%||62nd|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||1||1.4%||9th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||6||4.3%||9th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||29||38.7%||85th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||113||41.4%||84th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||33||25.4%||73rd|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||64||37.4%||73rd|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||6||7.7%||17th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||32||13.6%||19th|
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