Hamilton was the representative for Iowa’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1907 to 1909.
From Dec 1907 to Mar 1909, Hamilton missed 54 of 312 roll call votes, which is 17.3%. This is better than the median of 30.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1909. 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 1907-May 1908||270||49||18.1%||22nd|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||5||11.9%||16th|
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