Mellish was the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.
From Dec 1873 to May 1874, Mellish missed 39 of 162 roll call votes, which is 24.1%. This is on par with the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1874. 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 1873-Feb 1874||75||6||8.0%||24th|
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