Giddings was the representative for Texas’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1877 to 1879.
He was previously the representative for Texas’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Texas’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1871 to 1873.
From May 1872 to Mar 1879, Giddings missed 113 of 1,085 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is better than the median of 22.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1879. 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 1872-Mar 1873||150||9||6.0%||9th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||7||9.0%||31st|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||38||16.2%||36th|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||2||3.6%||6th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||22||19.0%||44th|
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