Aiken was the representative for South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1885 to 1887.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1883 to 1885; the representative for South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1881 to 1883; and the representative for South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1877 to 1881.
From Oct 1877 to Mar 1887, Aiken missed 761 of 1,805 roll call votes, which is 42.2%. This is much worse than the median of 28.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1887. 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 1877-Feb 1878||56||2||3.6%||4th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||12||10.3%||23rd|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||7||20.0%||47th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||28||23.5%||50th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||23||30.7%||61st|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||36||36.0%||78th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||4||11.8%||32nd|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||58||39.7%||76th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||39||100.0%||99th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||103||100.0%||99th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo